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Published: 01 May 2021

384 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800348127

Bookseller Code (06)

Polemics, literature, and knowledge in eighteenth-century Mexico

A New World for the Republic of Letters

José Francisco Robles

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • The first book to comprehensively study the scholarly world of eighteenth-century Mexico
  • It examines a wide array of both lesser- and well-known literary texts in order to offer a complete picture of eighteenth-century Mexico's Republic of Letters and its academic and political contexts
  • It offers a thought-provoking new perspective on the eighteenth-century world of scholarship beyond Europe
  • It proposes a new paradigm to understand the influence and development of the Enlightenment in Latin America, as well as the tensions that existed between the Enlightenment and Scholasticism
  • Through analysis of texts ranging from newspapers and scientific periodicals to bibliographies and poetry, this book offers an exciting exploration of the polemics revolving around scholarly development in the New World and the emerging philosophical currents of the era