The Resource Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros

Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros

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Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world
Title
Speaking of Spain
Title remainder
the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Feros
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Momentous changes swept Spain in the fifteenth century. A royal marriage united Castile and Aragon, its two largest kingdoms. The last Muslim emirate on the Iberian Peninsula fell to Spanish Catholic armies. And conquests in the Americas were turning Spain into a great empire. Yet few in this period of flourishing Spanish power could define "Spain" concretely, or say with any confidence who were Spaniards and who were not. Speaking of Spain offers an analysis of the cultural and political forces that transformed Spain's diverse peoples and polities into a unified nation. Antonio Feros traces evolving ideas of Spanish nationhood and Spanishness in the discourses of educated elites, who debated whether the union of Spain's kingdoms created a single fatherland (patria) or whether Spain remained a dynastic monarchy comprised of separate nations. If a unified Spain was emerging, was it a pluralistic nation, or did "Spain" represent the imposition of the dominant Castilian culture over the rest? The presence of large communities of individuals with Muslim and Jewish ancestors and the colonization of the New World brought issues of race to the fore as well. A nascent civic concept of Spanish identity clashed with a racialist understanding that Spaniards were necessarily of pure blood and "white," unlike converted Jews and Muslims, Amerindians and Africans. Gradually Spaniards settled the most intractable of these disputes. By the time the liberal Constitution of Cádiz (1812) was ratified, consensus held that almost all people born in Spain's territories, whatever their ethnicity, were Spanish.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
946
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP52
LC item number
.F47 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spains -- Spaniards -- The others within -- The others without -- A new Spain, a new Spaniard -- Race and empire -- From empire to nation
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ocn979560515
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Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674979345
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1n3trmd
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not applicable
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.b36723046
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979560515
  • jstor0674979346

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