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作者 Ricketts, Mónica, author
書名 Who should rule? : men of arms, the republic of letters, and the fall of the Spanish Empire / Mónica Ricketts
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9780190494889 (hardback)
0190494883 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  DP192 R53 2017    在架上    30560400625718
 人文社會聯圖  DP192 .R53 2017    在架上    30600020118700
說明 xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "When Philip V prevailed over his rival Archduke Charles of Austria in 1713, the Spanish Bourbon dynasty attempted to create a new power elite, based on a more professionalized, modern, and educated military officer corps. At the same time, the Bourbons wanted to govern by relying on 'men of letters, ' who were well educated in a modern, enlightened curriculum. Both the military and the men of letters were often drawn from the provincial elite, not the traditional aristocracy, and they would form the core of the centralized Bourbon state, replacing the 'composite monarchy.' These groups emerged first in Spain and later the empire to defend and govern the Spanish Atlantic world. In the years after the French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, a struggle in Spain and America developed over who would rule. Writers and lawyers produced new legislation to radically transform the Spanish world. Military officers would defend the monarchy in this new era of imperial competition. Additionally, they would govern. From the start, the rise of these political actors in the Spanish world was an uneven process. Military officers came to being as a new and somewhat solid corps. In contrast, the rise of men of letters confronted constant opposition. Rooted elites in both Spain and Peru resisted any attempts to curtail their power and prerogatives and undermined reform. As a consequence, men of letters found limited spaces in which to exercise their new authority, but they aimed for more, paving the way for decades of unrest. Mónica Ricketts emphasizes the continuities and connections between the Spanish worlds on both sides of the Atlantic and the ways in which liberal men of letters failed to create a new institutional order in which the military would be subjected to civilian rule"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-299) and index
Imperial reform: contentious consequences, 1760-1808 -- Towards a new imperial elite -- Merit and its subversive new roles -- The king's most loyal subjects -- From men of letters to political actors -- Imperial turmoil: conflicts old and new, 1805-1830 -- Liberalism and war, 1805-1814 -- Abascal and the problem of letters in Peru, 1806-1816 -- Pens, politics, and swords: a path to pervasive unrest, 1820-1830
主題 Spain -- History -- Bourbons, 1700-
Spain -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Spain -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration -- History -- 18th century
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration -- History -- 19th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- Spain -- History -- 18th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- Spain -- History -- 19th century
Political culture -- Spain -- History -- 18th century
Political culture -- Spain -- History -- 19th century
Elite (Social sciences) fast (OCoLC)fst00908113
Management. fast (OCoLC)fst01007141
Political culture. fast (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Spanish colonies. fast (OCoLC)fst01930866
America. fast (OCoLC)fst01239786
Spain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204303
1700-1899 fast
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