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The Memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier (Library of Latin America)

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On December 12, 1794, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier preached a sermon in Mexico City that led to his arrest by the Inquisition. He was exiled to Spain--only to escape and spend ten years traveling throughout Europe, as none other than a French priest. So began the grand adventure of Fray Servando's life, and of this gripping memoir. Here is an invitation hard for any reader to resist: a glimpse of the European "Age of Enlightenment" through the eyes of a fugitive Mexican friar. In this memoir, one sees a portrait of manners and morals that is a far cry from the "civilized" spirit that the Empire wanted to impose on its Colonies. This book takes a look at history from an upside down perspective, asking this question: who were the real savages, the colonizers themselves, or the supposed "savages" they were struggling to convert?

After ten years, Fray Servando finally returned home to an independent Mexico, where he served the new government before his death. Heretic and rebel, fugitive and visionary, character in a novel and father of his country--Fray Servando Teresa de Mier was all of these things. Translated into English for the first time, this memoir truly captures the passionate spirit of a fantastic man.

Synopsis:

This volume recounts the adventures of one of the most original ideologues of Latin American independence. Imprisoned for his beliefs in 1794, Fray Servando escaped and spent ten years in exile, travelling through Europe disguised as a French priest.'

About the Author

Susana Rotker is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University and an internationally awarded specialist on 19th Century Spanish-American Literature. Helen Lane's many award winning translations include Tomas Eloy Martinez's bestseller Santa Evita, Mario Vargas Llosa's memoirs, and several volumes of Octavio Paz's essays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195106749
Editor:
Rotker, Susana
Translator:
Lane, Helen
Author:
null, Susan A.
Author:
Teresa De Mier, Fray Servando
Author:
Rotker, Susana
Author:
Teresa, Fray Servando
Author:
Mier Noriega Y. Guerra, Jose Servando Te
Author:
null, Fray Servando
Author:
Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
Author:
null, Helen
Author:
Servando, Fray
Author:
Lane, Helen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York ;
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Europe Description and travel.
Subject:
Europe History 1789-1815.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America Paperback
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 line illus
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.2 x 1 in 0.788 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This volume recounts the adventures of one of the most original ideologues of Latin American independence. Imprisoned for his beliefs in 1794, Fray Servando escaped and spent ten years in exile, travelling through Europe disguised as a French priest.'

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