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Armies, Politics and Revolution: Chile, 1808-1826

Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz


This book studies the political role of the Chilean military during the years 1808–1826. Beginning with the fall of the Spanish monarchy to Napoleon in 1808 and ending immediately after the last royalist contingents were expelled from the island of Chiloé, it does not seek to give a full picture of the participation of military men on the battlefield but rather to interpret their involvement in local politics. The main categories deployed in this study are 1) armies, 2) politics and 3) revolution, and the three are presented with the purpose of demonstrating that, as Peggy K. Liss has claimed, ... More

Keywords: Armies, politics, revolution, counterrevolution, Chile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381328
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381328.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz, author
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile