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Disputando el poder de la fuerza con la ley: Los liberales en la temprana república peruana y la guerra civil de 1834

Sobrevilla Perea, Natalia (2021) Disputando el poder de la fuerza con la ley: Los liberales en la temprana república peruana y la guerra civil de 1834. Jahrbuch fūr Geschichte Lateinamerikas, 58 . pp. 45-76. E-ISSN 2194-3680. (doi:10.15460/jbla.58.236) (KAR id:101765)


This article is interested in understanding the first generation of Peruvian liberals and the role they played in the creation of the first State institutions. They were the ones who designed the electoral systems, the constitutions and the judicial structures. From the first moment on they clashed with the military,which eventhough it claimed to respect the representative institutions, tended to look for ways to take over power and keep it by force. The liberals were convinced that with the power of the law, represented by the constitutions and the electoral processes, they created strong structures to prevail over the military force. Repeatingly clashing with the military, in 1834 the confrontations reached such heights that the people took the liberals’ side againts the military.Butin the endthis was a pyrrhic victory as a year later a new military revolution removed thisfirstgeneration ofliberalswhonever managed to regain access to power.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.15460/jbla.58.236
Uncontrolled keywords: Liberalism, Constitutionalism, Elections, Peruvian Independence
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions and public adminsitration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2023 12:45 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2023 11:30 UTC
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Sobrevilla Perea, Natalia.

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