From Europe to the Andes and back: Becoming 'Los Ayacuchos'

Sobrevilla Perea, Natalia (2011) From Europe to the Andes and back: Becoming 'Los Ayacuchos'. European History Quarterly, 41 (3). pp. 472-488. ISSN 0265-6914. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article studies the trajectories of the officers defeated at the battle of Ayacucho who upon their return to Spain had prominent political careers. It follows them before, during and after the Wars of Independence in the Andes in an attempt to discern a certain pattern of relationship between Europe and America during the crucial decade of the 1820s, and beyond. It enquires on the far-reaching consequences of prolonged mobilization on both sides of the Atlantic, and the degree to which the histories of Europe and America were intertwined during this period. The disintegration of empire and the reactions to the Cádiz Constitution led to similar situations with confrontations between liberals, radicals and conservatives as well as the military irrupting onto the political world. It became possible, both in Spain and America, for capable and ambitious men of humble origins to reach the highest echelons of power.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Ayacucho; Latin American and Spanish Wars of Independence
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DP Spain
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Steph Ham
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 14:59
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2012 13:47
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