By Aarti Smith Madan
This ebook appears to be like to the writings of prolific statesmen like D.F. Sarmiento, Estanislao Zeballos, and Euclides da Cunha to unearth the literary and political roots of the self-discipline of geography in nineteenth-century Latin the US. Tracing the simultaneous upward thrust of text-writing, map-making, and institution-building, it bargains new perception into how international locations consolidated their territories. starting with the giant figures of Strabo and Humboldt, it rereads foundational works like Facundo and Os sertões as examples of a recognizably geographical discourse. The ebook digs into lesser-studied announcements, correspondence, and essays to inform the tale of ways 3 statesmen turned literary stars whereas spearheading Latin America’s first geographic institutes, which sought to delineate the newly autonomous states. via a clean pairing of literary research and institutional heritage, it unearths that phrases and maps—literature and geography—marched in lockstep to form nationwide territories, identities, and narratives.
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