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Lynch, John 1927-

Works: 132 works in 928 publications in 5 languages and 18,652 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publisher, Other, Translator, 070, Creator, Publishing director, Director
Classifications: F1412, 980.02
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Most widely held works by John Lynch
Simón Bolívar : a life by John Lynch( )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Simón Bolívar, exploring his political career, leadership dynamics, rule over the people of Spanish America, and impact on world history
Spain under the Habsburgs by John Lynch( Book )

97 editions published between 1516 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is in the first of a two-volume history of Spain from 1516 to 1700. Embodying the results of the most recent research, it is designed to provide a general yet substantial account of Spain's rise to world power in the sixteenth century from the foundations laid by Ferdinand and Isabella, through the empire of Charles V, to the absolute monarchy of Philip II
The Spanish American revolutions, 1808-1826 by John Lynch( Book )

67 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De entre todos los grandes acontecimientos históricos que han contribuido a modelar el mundo contemporáneo, las revoluciones hispanoamericanas han tenido un papel decisivo. Sin embargo, el conocimiento histórico de estas emancipaciones nacionales sigue siendo fragmentario o parcial. Esta obra centra su estudio en los tres focos esenciales de las luchas independentistas, desde México, desde la Nueva Granada donde se inicia la gesta de Bolívar, y desde Buenos Aires, donde San Martín extiende su acción al otro lado de los Andes. Atiendo no sólo los aspectos militares, sino que muestra el entramado econímico y social en que aquellos se desarrollaron. De esta manera John Lynch logra una visión de conjunto del origen de las diversas nacionalidades americanas
New worlds : a religious history of Latin America by John Lynch( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extraordinary book encompasses the period from the first Christian evangelists' arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late twentieth century. With unsurpassed knowledge of Latin American history, John Lynch sets out to explore the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed. As attentive to modern times as to the colonial period, Lynch also explores the extent to which Indian religion and ancestral ways survived within the new Christian culture. The book follows the development of religious culture by focusing on peak periods of change: the response of religion to the Enlightenment, the emergence of the Church from the wars of independence, the Romanization of Latin American religion as the papacy overtook the Spanish crown in effective control of the Church, the growing challenge of liberalism and the secular state, and, in the twentieth century, military dictators' assaults on human rights. Throughout the narrative, Lynch develops a number of special themes and topics. Among these are the Spanish struggle for justice for Indians, the Church's position on slavery, the concept of popular religion as distinct from official religion and the development of liberation theology."--Jacket
Massacre in the Pampas, 1872 : Britain and Argentina in the age of migration by John Lynch( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early on New Year's Day, 1872, in the small town of Tandil, Argentina, a rampaging band of armed gauchos killed thirty-six people, mostly immigrant Spaniards, Italians, French, and Britons. The massacre caused alarm and outrage. Some Argentines tried to explain it as a conspiracy among the local elite to frighten foreigners. Others saw it as a cry for help from oppressed gauchos or a mark of millenarian religious fanaticism. Many argued that it was a nativist reaction against immigrants, who took land and work that should belong to Argentines."--BOOK JACKET. "John Lynch sees the massacre both as part of a long history of violence on the Argentine frontier and as a result of xenophobia in combination with economic and social pressures - a backlash of Argentine natives against foreigners."--BOOK JACKET. "By comparing the North American West with the pampas, Lynch points out the variances in violence that can be accounted for by the regions' cultural differences. Further, he argues that security on the pampas did not improve in the years after the massacre, and the Argentine government rejected outside criticism of its failure to protect settlers. The British government, particularly, warned its emigrants, and British outrage clashed with Argentine nationalism, straining relations between the two countries."--BOOK JACKET
The origins of the Latin American revolutions, 1808-1826 by R. A Humphreys( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some selections translated by the editors. Bibliography: p. [305]-308
Latin American revolutions, 1808-1826 : Old and New World origins by John Lynch( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish colonial administration, 1782-1810; the indendant system in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata by John Lynch( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hispanic world in crisis and change, 1598-1700 by John Lynch( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caudillos in Spanish America, 1800-1850 by John Lynch( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The caudlillo of Spanish America was both regional chieftain and, in the turbulent years of the early nineteenth century, national leader. His power base rested on ownership of land and control of armed bands. He was the rival of constitutional rulers and the precursor of modern dictators. His is a dominant figure in Latin American history. In this book John Lynch explores the changing character of the caudillo--bandit chief, guerrilla leader, republican hero--and examines his multi-faceted role as regional strongman war leader, landowner, distributor of patronage, and the 'necessary gendarme' who maintained social order." "Professor Lynch traces the origins and development of the caudillo tradition, and sets it in its contemporary context. His scholarly analysis of this central theme in the history of Spanish America is underpinned by detailed case-studies of four major caudillos : Juan Manuel de Rosas (Argentina), Jose Antonio Paez (Venezuela), Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (Mexico), and Rafael Carrera (Guatemala). This is an important contribution to our understanding of political and social structures during the formative period of the nation-state in Spanish America."--Résumé de l'éditeur
San Martín : Argentine soldier, American hero by John Lynch( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jose de San Martin (1778-1850) was an enigmatic figure - a revolutionary and a conservative, a professional soldier and an intellectual, a taciturn man who nevertheless was able to inspire the peoples of South America to follow his armies and accept his battle strategies. One of the great leaders in the wars for independence, he was a pivotal force in the liberation of Chile and Peru from Spanish rule." "In the first full English-language biography of San Martin in more than half a century, John Lynch shines new light on San Martin and on the story of Spanish America's revolutionary wars. Lynch offers a series of dramatic set pieces: the Peninsular War, in which San Martin fought the French and learned his military skills; the crossing of the Andes, when his army battled the forces of nature as well as enemy fire; the confrontation with imperial Spain in Peru; and the standoff with Bolivar which led to San Martin's resignation and exile in Europe. Based on the latest documentation, San Martin enhances our understanding of the modern history of Latin America and one of its most brilliant leaders."--Jacket
Spain, 1516-1598 : from nation state to world empire by John Lynch( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, now available in paperback, John Lynch has both substantially revised and expanded his now classic account of sixteenth century Spain, Spain Under the Habsburgs Vol 1. The book retains its previous framework and identity, and remains a comprehensive account of the economy, politics and society of Spain, from the national foundations laid by Ferdinand and Isabella to the imperial policy of Charles V, and the world power of Philip II. The author offers here a reappraisal of many familiar subjects, including the Catholic monarchs and the Inquisition. This volume incorporates new expanded chapters on Spain during the price revolution, and an account of Spain's interaction with its American Empire. The author also re-interprets the political, social and economic history of Spain, and the absolutism of Philip II. He examines the trend towards regionalism and the devolution of power to local elites, as well as the economic power of the aristocracy and the worsening conditions of the rural poor
Bourbon Spain, 1700-1808 by John Lynch( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentine dictator : Juan Manuel De Rosas, 1829-1852 by John Lynch( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentine caudillo : Juan Manuel de Rosas by John Lynch( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas, is John Lynch's new edition of his 1981 book, which is now out of print. The original has been shortened, making it well-suited for classroom use
Latin America between colony and nation : selected essays by John Lynch( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text focuses on a key period in Latin American history, the transition from colonial status, via the revolutions for independence, to national organization. The essays provide in-depth studies of 18th-century society, the colonial state, and the roots of independence in Spanish America. The relation of Spanish America to the age of democratic revolution and the reaction of the Church to revolutionary change are newly defined, and leadership of Simon Bolivar is subject to particular scrutiny. National organization saw the emergence of new political leaders, the "caudillos", and the marginalization of many people who sought relief in popular religion and millenarian movements
Past and present in the Americas : a compendium of recent studies by International Congress of Americanists( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in English and Italian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain under the Habsburgs by John Lynch( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administración colonial española, 1782-1810 : el sistema de intendencias en el Virreinato del Río de la Plata by John Lynch( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrés Bello : the London years( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Simón Bolívar : a life
The Spanish American revolutions, 1808-1826Massacre in the Pampas, 1872 : Britain and Argentina in the age of migrationLatin American revolutions, 1808-1826 : Old and New World originsThe Hispanic world in crisis and change, 1598-1700Caudillos in Spanish America, 1800-1850San Martín : Argentine soldier, American heroSpain, 1516-1598 : from nation state to world empireBourbon Spain, 1700-1808
Alternative Names
John Lynch britischer Historiker, geboren 1927

John Lynch Brits historicus (1927-2018)

John Lynch historiador britànic

John Lynch historiador britânico

John Lynch historiador británicu (1927–2018)

John Lynch historialari britainiarra

John Lynch historien britannique, né en 1927

John Lynch storico britannico

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