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Review / Reseña: Thomas Ward. The Formation of Latin American Nations: From Late Antiquity to Early Modernity. 2018.

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Alexander Marino Cárdenas

Colorado College, US
About Alexander Marino

Alexander M. Cárdenas (Ph.D. University of Colorado-Boulder, 2020) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Colorado College. His academic research and teaching interests include colonial and contemporary Latin American literature, Amerindian literature, late medieval and early modern religions and cultures, race and ethnicity studies, decolonial and transatlantic studies, and phenomenology. Currently, he is working on an essay about Juan Pérez Bocanegra’s Ritual formulario, e institución de curas (1631) and a book manuscript on the theme of the origins of race and racism in colonial Peru.

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Abstract

In The Formation of Latin American Nations, Thomas Ward embarks on a necessary journey to the pre-Hispanic origins of Latin America nations. With a masterfully employed decolonial approach, Ward studies in detail the fundamental ingredients of Mesoamerican and Andean cultures from late antiquity until early modernity. The author argues that these cultures and their sociopolitical organizations reveal a pre-Enlightenment concept of nation that was as complex as its contemporary counterpart across the Atlantic.

 

En The Formation of Latin American Nations, Thomas Ward se embarca en un viaje necesario a los orígenes prehispánicos de las naciones de América Latina. Con un enfoque decolonial magistralmente empleado, Ward estudia en detalle los ingredientes fundamentales de las culturas mesoamericanas y andinas desde la antigüedad tardía hasta la temprana modernidad. El autor argumenta que estas culturas y sus organizaciones sociopolíticas revelan un concepto de la nación anterior al de la Ilustración y tan complejo como su contraparte contemporánea al otro lado del Atlántico.

 

How to Cite: Cárdenas, A.M., 2021. Review / Reseña: Thomas Ward. The Formation of Latin American Nations: From Late Antiquity to Early Modernity. 2018.. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies, 5(2), pp.184–187. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/marlas.376
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Published on 16 Dec 2021.

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