The Resource Blood and debt: : war and the nation-state in Latin America, Miguel Angel Centeno, (electronic resource)

Blood and debt: : war and the nation-state in Latin America, Miguel Angel Centeno, (electronic resource)

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Blood and debt: : war and the nation-state in Latin America
Title
Blood and debt:
Title remainder
war and the nation-state in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Miguel Angel Centeno
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Language
eng
Summary
What role does war play in political development? Our understanding of the rise of the nation-state is based heavily on the Western European experience of war. Challenging the dominance of this model, Blood and Debt looks at Latin America's much different experience as more relevant to politics today in regions as varied as the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa. The book's illuminating review of the relatively peaceful history of Latin America from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries reveals the lack of two critical prerequisites needed for war: a political and military culture oriented toward international violence, and the state institutional capacity to carry it out. Using innovative new data such as tax receipts, naming of streets and public monuments, and conscription records, the author carefully examines how war affected the fiscal development of the state, the creation of national identity, and claims to citizenship. Rather than building nation-states and fostering democratic citizenship, he shows, war in Latin America destroyed institutions, confirmed internal divisions, and killed many without purpose or glory
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1957-
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Centeno, Miguel Angel
Dewey number
303.6/6/098
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • War and society
  • Politics and war
Target audience
adult
Label
Blood and debt: : war and the nation-state in Latin America, Miguel Angel Centeno, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11625648
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11625648
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11625648
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Blood and debt: : war and the nation-state in Latin America, Miguel Angel Centeno, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11625648
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11625648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11625648
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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