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War, Law and History: some Reflections upon the Ibero-American Independences and its Discourses


The aim of this article is to discuss the connections between war, law and history as political tools in the Ibero-american independences. It is based on Clément Thibaud's analysis focused on Nueva Granada and Venezuela, but tries to expand the same argument to the history of Brazil.

war; Spanish America; Independence; Brazilian Empire; national identity; historiography

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