Selected Writings of Andres Bello

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byAndres BelloTranslated byFrances Lopez-MorillasEditorIvan Jaksic

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$22.03 online
$44.00 list price (save 49%)
Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From Our Editors

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, edu...

From the Publisher

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 countr...

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.

other books by Andres Bello

Principios De Derecho Internacional, Volume 2
Principios De Derecho Internacional, Volume 2

Paperback|Mar 5 2010

$45.24 online$45.50list price
Resumen de la historia de Venezuela
Resumen de la historia de Venezuela

Kobo ebook|Aug 1 2016

$1.31

see all books by Andres Bello
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.91 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019510546X

ISBN - 13:9780195105469

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Selected Writings of Andres Bello

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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