The Role of the Americas in History

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1992 - History - 250 pages
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This first-time translation makes available to English-speaking readers a seminal essay in Latin American thought by one of Latin America's leading intellectuals. Originally published in Mixico in 1957, The Role of the Americas in History explores the meaning of the history of the Americas in relation to universal history. Zea endeavors to reveal the relationships that exist between the particular history of Latin America and the history that has been and is being made by other peoples. An unusual feature of Zea's analysis is that Iberia does not form part of Western consciousness.
  

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Contents

HISTORY AND THE LATIN AMERICAN MIND
3
HISTORY VIEWED AS AN INVENTION OF THE WEST
29
LIBERALISM AND THE EXPANSION OF THE WEST
51
THE UNIVERSALIZING INFLUENCE OF WESTERN CULTURE
75
RUSSIA ON THE FRINGE OF THE WEST
103
SPAIN ON THE FRINGE OF THE WEST
121
EUROPE ON THE FRINGE OF THE WEST
137
LATIN AMERICA ON THE FRINGE OF THE WEST
155
PURITANISM AS A COMPONENT OF THE AMERICAN MIND
173
CATHOLICISM AND MODERNISM AS COMPONENTS OF THE LATIN AMERICAN MIND
201
INDEX OF NAMES
249
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\Amy A. Oliver is Professor of Languages and Foreign Study at the American University.