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Quito 1809: In Defense of King, Religion, and Patria pt. II

The first week of rule was obviously a busy one for Quito’s Supreme Junta. In addition to deposing the Audiencia and its president, the junta initiated attempts to gain support both in the city and in the region traditionally ruled

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Quito 1809: In Defense of Religion, King, and Patria

It’s an important day in Ecuadorian History– we know this, of course, because one of the three main north-south corridor streets in Quito is named 10 de agosto (10th of August). Two hundred years ago today, on the 10th of

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CLAH Andean Section Roundtable

Below the fold is a draft transcript of my comments for the upcoming CLAH Andean Studies Section roundtable, appreciably organized by Jane Mangan. I’ve seen the others’ draft comments as well, at it promises to be a fun and interesting

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Fun with Google Books – 2 Agosto 1810

A recent post by Felipe Castro at Clíotropos reminded me to engage in my semi-annual search of the term “Quito” in Google Books. (By the way, Castro and H-Mex have put together a delicious page as an online catalogue to

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The Spanish Legal Inheritance and the Meaning of Independence

In my last post, I argued that the early modern Spanish legal system functioned through the perpetuation of legal fictions that allowed litigants to circumvent the rules. Litigants’ legal identities existed along a spectrum, or better within a matrix of

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