Combining history, sociology, and political commentary, Sarmiento explores the Facundo, Or, Civilization and Barbarism Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. A classic work of Latin American literature, Domingo Sarmiento’s Facundo has become an integral part of the history, politics, and culture of Latin America since . opposing values of Civilization and Barbarism. It was suggested that 1 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Facundo: CivilizaciĆ³n y barbarie, El Libro de. Bolsillo.

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According to Sorensen, “early readers of Facundo were deeply influenced by the struggles that preceded and followed Rosas’s dictatorship, and their views sprang from their relationship to the strife for interpretive and political hegemony”.

Civilization and Barbarism

During his presidency, Sarmiento concentrated on migration, sciences, and culture. The cities overcame the Spaniards, and were in their turn overcome by the country districts.

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Hence this translation cut much of what made Sarmiento’s work distinctively part of the Hispanic tradition. Oct 24, Zachary Rudolph rated it liked it. Hay unitarios heroicos y queribles, y federales autoritarios. However, under Rivadavia’s rule, the salaries of common laborers were civilizaton to government wage ceilings[10] and the gauchos “cattle-wrangling horsemen of the pampas ” [11] were either imprisoned or forced to work without pay. Argentina’s divisions led to a civil war that began in Barcala, the Educated Slave.

Sarmiento sees Rosas as heir to Facundo: The conflict between civilization and barbarism mirrors Latin America’s difficulties in the post-Independence era.


Facundo – Wikipedia

It makes bleak reading and gets very confusing at times and also a little bit gossipy a bit like tabloid coverage of Saddam Hussein. It was only then that Argentina could begin to have the history of a civilized nation — though it lapsed once again rather badly in the s with the rule of the junta under Videla, Viola, and Galtieri and the “Dirty War” against the montonero guerrillas and their many thousands of sympathizers. Reasoning with an Ignorant Tyrant.

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Rout of La Madrid’s Army. In the book’s final chapters, Sarmiento explores the consequences of Facundo’s death for the history and politics of the Argentine Republic. Dec 10, Monty Milne rated it really liked it. Sep 22, Agustina Bogado rated it really liked it Shelves: Kathleen Ross, one of Facundo’ s English translators, points out that the author also published Facundo to “denounce the tyranny of the Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas”.

Argentinian political history of the early to mid-nineteenth century, detailing the barbarism of the Rosas regime via a colorful retelling of the life and times of notorious caudillo Facundo Quiroga Rosas’s enemies, real and bzrbarism, were increasingly imprisoned, tortured, murdered, or driven into exile by the mazorcaa band of spies and thugs supervised personally by Rosas. This faustnio in translation is a fascinating account of one man’s skewed perspective of life and politics in early 19th century Argentina.

It’s even funnier to find that he and Quiroga were distantly related.


On the parts that I thought would be of the utmost importance they were sarmifnto in very vague terms which half the time I did not know what he was getting at.

Other GR reviewers make reference to Sarmiento’s alleged racism. Men of South America.

The Revolution of Chapter V. References to this book Friction: Facundo set forth an oppositional message that promoted a more beneficial alternative for society at large. While in power, Rosas incarcerated residents for unspecified reasons, acts which Sarmiento argues were similar to Rosas’s treatment of cattle.

It is necessary to see thyeir visages bristling with beards, their countenances as grave and serious as the Arabs of Asia, to appreciate the pitying scorn with which they look upon the sedentary denizen of the city, who may have read many books, but who cannot overthrow and slay a fuierce bull, who could not provide himself with a horse from the pampas, who has never met a tiger alone, and received him with a dagger in one hand and a poncho rolled up in the other, to be thrust into the animal’s mouth, while he transfixes his heart with his dagger If this sounds anything like the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia or the Sendero Luminoso of Peru, it is because both were anti-urban movements.

Writings in North America.