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The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century An Introduction

Edited By Graciela Iglesias-Rogers Copyright 2021
    ISBN 9780367353148
    336 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    Published January 9, 2023 by Routledge

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    The Hispanic and Anglo worlds are often portrayed as the Cain and Abel of Western culture, antagonistic and alien to each other. This book challenges such view with a new critical conceptual framework – the ‘Hispanic-Anglosphere’ – to open a window into the often surprising interactions of individuals, transnational networks and global communities that, it argues, made of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) a crucial hub for the global Hispanic world, a launching-pad and a bridge between Spanish Europe, Africa, America and Asia in the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Perhaps not unlike today, that was a time marked by social uncertainty, pandemics, the dislocation of global polities and the rise of radicalisms. The volume offers insights on many themes including trade, the arts, education, language, politics, the press, religion, biodiversity, philanthropy, anti-slavery and imperialism. Established academics and rising stars from different continents and disciplines combined original, primary research with a wide range of secondary sources to produce a rich collection of ten case-studies, 25 biographies and seven samples of interpreted material culture, all presented in an accessible style appealing to scholars, students and the general reader alike.

    Introduction: What is the Hispanic-Anglosphere? Concepts, methods and public engagement

    Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

    Appendix: Re-interpreting Tyntesfield with the Hispanic-Anglosphere – A testimony

    Susan P. Hayward

    Part I: Case-studies

    1. Spanish ‘colonies’: a term forged in the Hispanic-Anglosphere

    Graciela Iglesias-Rogers and José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez

    2. British involvement in Francisco de Miranda’s Leander Expedition (1805–1807)

    Andrey Alexandrovich Iserov

    3. Yrisarri & Co: a Hispanic-Anglo firm in the opium trade in East Asia (1815–30)

    Ander Permanyer-Ugartemendia

    4. Between Penury and Philanthropy: Joseph Lancaster, the State and the Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile (c.1810-1830)

    Andrés Baeza Ruz

    5. Love, prejudice, pandemics, and global entrepreneurship: William ‘Guillermo’ Gibbs’s long route to Tyntesfield

    Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

    6. Englishmen and Alpacas: William Walton, William Danson and Charles Ledger

    Helen Cowie

    7. Entangled Public Opinion: Thomas George Love and the British Press in the River Plate, 1807-1845

    Juan I. Neves Sarriegui

    8. Pablo Montesino’s exile and the basis of the Liberal Education Project

    José M. Menudo

    9. The anarchist feedback loop: Spanish solidarity campaigns in London and the birth of revolutionary syndicalism, 1896-1913

    Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez

    10. Miguel de Unamuno’s British correspondence: a space for sharing ideas and concerns

    Cristina Erquiaga Martínez

    Part II: Entangled Lives: A Taster


    Gregorio Alonso, Andrés Baeza Ruz; José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez, Helen Cowie, Cristina Erquiaga Martínez, Ana Carpintero Fernández, Agustín Guimerá-Ravina, Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, Lesley Kinsley, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui, Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez

    Material culture: prints, manuscripts, objects, images, locations

    Andrés Baeza Ruz; José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez; Cristina Erquiaga Martínez, Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, Manuel Llorca-Jaña.

    Afterword: The way ahead

    Graciela Iglesias-Rogers


    Graciela Iglesias-Rogers is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Global Hispanic History at the University of Winchester (UK) and Principal Investigator in the AHRC-funded international research project 'The Hispanic Anglosphere: transnational networks and global communities (18th - 20th centuries)' in partnership with The National Trust – Tyntesfield.

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