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Armies, Politics and Revolution

Armies, Politics and Revolution

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About the Book

This book studies the political role of the Chilean military during the years 1808-1826. Beginning with the fall of the Spanish monarchy to Napoleon in 1808 and ending immediately after the last royalist contingents were expelled from the island of Chiloé, it does not seek to give a full
picture of the participation of military men on the battlefield but rather to interpret their involvement in local politics. In so doing, this book aims to make a contribution to the understanding of Chile's revolution of independence, as well as to discuss some of the most recent historiographical
contributions on the role of the military in the creation of the Chilean republic. Although the focus is placed on the career and participation of Chilean revolutionary officers, this book also provides an overview of both the role of royalist armies and the influence of international events in

About the Author:
Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz is Executive Director of the Centro de Estudios de Historia Política at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781781381328
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Liverpool University Press
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 516 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1781381321
  • Publisher Date: 01 May 2015
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: Liverpool Latin American Studies Lup
  • Sub Title: Chile, 1808-1826
  • Width: 157 mm

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