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LA CONVERGENCE HISPANO-AMERICANISTE DE 1892
Les rencontres du IVe Centenaire de la découverte de l'Amérique

Abstract : The present thesis, rooted in the history of cultural relations between Europe and Latin America, analyses the concept of Spanish-America as it emerged in Spain in 1892 at the time of the 4th centenary of the discovery of America.
Seventy years after its colonial empire had collapsed, in the shadow of the 1st Pan-American Conference (1889-90) in Washington and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, which proclaimed the United States' dominance over the American continent, Spain organised a celebration intended to revitalise the ties of a transatlantic Spanish-American community founded on a shared language, history and cultural heritage. Officialdom and the professional middle classes joined forces to mount a commemoration that was a kind of quest for an image lost in a mirror, the reflections of which, scattered throughout a series of nationwide ceremonies, congresses and exhibitions, seem to express the mood of a nation seeking to retrieve the feeling of its own existence.
Through the looking glass, the Latin American republics were by then in search of international alliances. Their political independence seemed solidly established, but the conquest of genuine cultural independence was still for them at an embryonic stage, requiring a rethinking of their Spanish heritage. In this context of an unprecedented confluence of generations arose the cultural confrontation this study seeks to highlight, disclosing the convergence feeding into the 1892 Spanish-American debate, the real and speculative extensions of which still to this day pervade relations between Spain and Latin America.
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Enrique Sanchez Albarracin. LA CONVERGENCE HISPANO-AMERICANISTE DE 1892
Les rencontres du IVe Centenaire de la découverte de l'Amérique. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00177147⟩

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