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Armies, politics and revolution : Chile, 1808-1826

Armies, politics and revolution : Chile, 1808-1826

Author: Juan Luis Cruz
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Series: Liverpool Latin American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This work 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 Chiloe, 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cruz, Juan Luis.
Armies, politics and revolution.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Luis Cruz
ISBN: 9781781384909 1781384908
OCLC Number: 938433680
Description: 1 online resource : maps (black and white)
Contents: AbbreviationsMapsIntroductionI. Themes and hypothesesII. Book structureIII. A note on sources and terminologyChapter I: Building up a revolutionary army in Chile, 1808-1814I. 1808-1810: internal responses to imperial crisisII. A conflict of politics, a conflict between provincesIII. Revolutionary warfare in ChileIV. The political legitimization of a revolutionary movementChapter II: Political and military counterrevolution in Chile, 1814-1817I. Mariano Osorio's political and military behaviourII. Francisco Marco del Pont: alienating internal inhabitants, facing an external threatIII. Was it possible to re-conquer Chile?Chapter III: Mendoza: the preparation of a South American army, 1814-1817I. Chilean emigres in a foreign territoryII. The Army of the Andes and the militarization of civil societyIII. Chileans in the Army of the Andes. Spies, military intelligence and the guerra de zapaIV. Crossing the CordilleraChapter IV: The establishment of a military regime in Chile, 1817-1823I. Ruling over an unruly populationII. Maipu: battle for territorial dominanceIII. Irregular warfare in the south of ChileIV. The personalization of politicsChapter V: Becoming a Chilean army. The Ejercito Libertador del Peru, 1818-1823I. The organization of the Ejercito Libertador del Peru and the first Chilean navyII. Lima: royalist strongholdIII. Internal conflicts, external consequencesIV. Becoming a Chilean armyChapter VI: The political role of the military in the making of the Chilean republic, 1822-1826I. The revival of Concepcion and the Army of the SouthII. The political role of the military in the 1820s. The case of Francisco Antonio PintoIII. Politicizing the army in the Chilean CongressIV. Chiloe: capitulation of revolutionary warfareConclusionReferencesIndex
Series Title: Liverpool Latin American studies.
Responsibility: Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz.


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