Selected Writings of Andres Bello by Andres BelloSelected Writings of Andres Bello by Andres Bello

Selected Writings of Andres Bello

byAndres BelloTranslated byFrances Lopez-MorillasEditorIvan Jaksic

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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Andres Bello was a towering figure in nineteenth-century Latin America, as influential and as famous there as Thomas Jefferson is in the United States. Poet, politician, educator, essayist, philosopher, he wielded astonishing influence and played a major role in shaping the nationalidentities of newly independent Latin American countries. He held several key government positions, authored Chile's civil code, launched several periodicals, wrote prodigiously on a vast array of subjects, and implemented important educational reforms. Available here in English for the first time, the Selected Writings of Andres Bello, edited by Ivan Jaksic, gathers wide-ranging selections that explore such subjects as grammar and philology, constitutional reform, the aims of education, international relations, historiography, Latin and RomanLaw, government and society, and many others. The Selected Writings of Andres Bello gives us a generous sampling of a gifted thinker who must be included in any understanding of the origins and development of Latin America.
Ivan Jaksic is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Frances M. Lopez-Morillas's many translations include Medieval Heritage of Mexico and Spain, by Luis Weckmann and Understanding Spain, by Julian Marias.
Title:Selected Writings of Andres BelloFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.91 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Poet, politician, educator and philosopher, Andres Bellos had astonishing influence in shaping the identities of a newly independent Latin America. Available here, for the first time in English, the Selected Writings of Andres Bello gathers a wide-range of his work. Bellos explores the intricacies of grammar, constitutional reform, education, government and modern society. An intellectual giant, Bello is of major interest to students of Latin American culture.

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"Andres Bello stands out as an intellectual giant whose projects and achievements are relevant to the whole of the Americas."--Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, The Wall Street Journal