A Spanish Prisoner in the Ruins of Napoleon's Empire: The by Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

By Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

among 1808 and the mid-1820s, Spaniards struggled to disencumber their kingdom from French rule whereas additionally combating to hold keep an eye on over their substantial American empire. Spain’s struggle of Independence ultimately ended in the French evacuation of the Iberian peninsula and the recovery of the Bourbon monarch Ferdinand VII in 1814, however the wars within the Americas have been even more tortuous. A Spanish Prisoner within the Ruins of Napoleon's Empire, an version of the diary of Lieutenant Fernando Blanco White, provides us own perception into how humans in Europe and throughout its worldwide empires skilled, mirrored upon, and sought to steer or take take care of from those profound differences. As a Spaniard whose relations made its fortune in alternate in Seville—historically Spain’s very important hyperlink to the yank empire—Blanco White skilled those alterations in detail, either as a prisoner of conflict and as a loose man.

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