New Publication: L’Atlantique révolutionnaire. Une perspective ibéro-américaine (2013)
L’Atlantique révolutionnaire. Une perspective ibéro-américaine (Rennes: les Perséides, 2013, 530p.) Edited by Clément Thibaud, Gabriel Entin, Alejandro E. Gomez and Federica Morelli.
From the Seven Years War to the Spanish American independences, the metropolitan and colonial societies in the Atlantic World experienced a series of major ruptures and conflicts, which redraw the political map of Europe and the Americas. During this period, the Western Hemisphere saw emergence of new States, Republics and even Empires (some ephemeral, like the Mexican; some more lasting, like the Brazilian). Whereas the American, French and —since recently— the Haitian revolutions have righteously occupied a place among the prestigious sequence of Atlantic Revolutions, the independences of Spanish America and Brazil continue to be regarded as incomplete or even as failed political processes. This harsh judgment does not do justice to the richness and complexity of revolutions which, from very early on, introduced the issues of racial equality and slavery in colonial societies where free people of colour and Indians were often the majority. With contributions from recognized experts from Africa, Europe and the Americas, this collective work reflects the current historiographical dynamism of the Iberian-American studies on the revolutionary period, as well as the ever-growing interest of researchers to explore the imperial and other interactions that can be established with other regions of the Atlantic World, particularly within the Caribbean. The contributions gathered here, which were originally presented at an international workshop held at the EHESS in France in 2010, pay particular attention to the social, racial and political dimensions of a decisive moment in the history of political modernity, in which the construction of more plural societies confronted the dialectics between freedom and slavery, and between equality and discrimination.
Contributors: António de Almeida Mendes, Rossana Barragán, Matthew Brown, Sarah C. Chambers, Manuel Covo, Gabriel Entin, Irene Fatacciu, Alejandro E. Gómez Pernía, Maria Dolores González-Ripoll, Tulio Halperín Donghi, Monica Henry, Marixa Lasso, RafaelMarquese, Cecilia Méndez, Federica Morelli, Elías José Palti, Erika Pani, Tâmis Parron, João Paulo G. Pimenta, James E. Sanders, Eric Schnakenbourg, Clément Thibaud, Johanna Von Grafenstein, Nigel Worden.
ISBN : 978-2-915596-95-3
Septembre 2013, 23 x 15 cm, 530 pages, 29.90 €
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