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Republics of Knowledge: Nations of the Future in Latin America

Nicola Miller


The rise of nation-states is a hallmark of the modern age, yet we are still untangling how the phenomenon unfolded across the globe. This book offers new insights into the process of nation-making through an account of nineteenth-century Latin America, where, it argues, the identity of nascent republics was molded through previously underappreciated means: the creation and sharing of knowledge. Drawing evidence from Argentina, Chile, and Peru, the book traces the histories of these countries from the early 1800s, as they gained independence, to their centennial celebrations in the twentieth ce ... More

Keywords: nation-states, nation-making, nineteenth-century Latin America, knowledge, modern information, nationhood, modern nations, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691176758
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691176758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Miller, author
University College London