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The Resource The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition, Howard J. Wiarda

The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition, Howard J. Wiarda

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The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition
Title
The soul of Latin America
Title remainder
the cultural and political tradition
Statement of responsibility
Howard J. Wiarda
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To understand Latin America's political culture, and to understand why it differs so greatly from that of the United States, one must look beyond the political history of the region, Howard J. Wiarda explains in this comprehensive book. A highly respected expert on Latin American politics, Wiarda explores a sweeping array of Iberian and Latin American social, economic, institutional, cultural, and religious factors from ancient times to the twentieth century. He illuminates the distinctive political attitudes and traditions of Latin America as well as the unique-and not widely understood-features of present-day Latin American models of democracy. While Ibero-American and Western liberal traditions draw from the same classical thinkers, they often emphasize different ideas and reach different conclusions, Wiarda contends. He traces the influences of Rome, Islam, medieval Christianity, the Reconquest, and Iberian feudalism, and the powerful but largely unacknowledged effects of the Counter-Reformation on Iberian and Latin American civilizations. The author concludes with a discussion of recent changes in political culture and an assessment of the strength of democracy's hold in the nations of Latin America.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiarda, Howard J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Latin America
  • Culture politique
  • Amérique latine
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Latin America
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Traditie
Label
The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition, Howard J. Wiarda
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-410) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations of contrast: the United States and Latin America -- Origins: Greece, Rome, the Bible, and medieval Christianity -- Medieval Iberia: the distinct tradition -- Spain and Portugal in America: the colonial heritage -- Liberalism and the Latin American independence movements -- Positivism: a philosophy of order and progress -- Nationalism -- Marxism -- Corporatism -- The conflict society, 1930s-1980s -- Transitions to democracy, or something less than that? -- Which way Latin America?
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ocn861792835
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 417 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300142259
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zz8cq
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792835
Label
The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition, Howard J. Wiarda
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-410) and index
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
Foundations of contrast: the United States and Latin America -- Origins: Greece, Rome, the Bible, and medieval Christianity -- Medieval Iberia: the distinct tradition -- Spain and Portugal in America: the colonial heritage -- Liberalism and the Latin American independence movements -- Positivism: a philosophy of order and progress -- Nationalism -- Marxism -- Corporatism -- The conflict society, 1930s-1980s -- Transitions to democracy, or something less than that? -- Which way Latin America?
Control code
ocn861792835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 417 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300142259
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zz8cq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792835

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