ANDRES BELLO, FRANCES LOPEZ-MORILLAS, IVAN JAKSIC
Title: Selected Writings of Andres Bello
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand December 1998
019510546X / 9780195105469
Seller ID: 20090512155923
Andr s Bello was a towering figure in nineteenth-century Latin America, as influential and as famous there as Thomas Jefferson is in the United States. Poet, politician, educator, essayist, philosopher, he wielded astonishing influence and played a major role in shaping the national identities of newly independent Latin American countries. He held several key government positions, authored Chile's civil code, launched several periodicals, wrote prodigiously on a vast array of subjects, and implemented important educational reforms.
Available here in English for the first time, the Selected Writings of Andr s Bello, edited by Iv n Jaksic, gathers wide-ranging selections that explore such subjects as grammar and philology, constitutional reform, the aims of education, international relations, historiography, Latin and Roman Law, government and society, and many others. The Selected Writings of Andr s Bello gives us a generous sampling of a gifted thinker who must be included in any understanding of the origins and development of Latin America.