Inter-America Volume 1

Inter-America Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...for proposing the neologism, and it is proper to note that he accepts it with little warmth, since he uses promiscuously the names "Latin America " and " Spanish America," and whenever he tries to contrast the "Anglo-American" characteristics with those of the rest of America he uses the traditional adjective " Hispano-American." Apart from Brazil, there is no other difficulty; for I think that the French element of Haiti may not be taken into account. To invoke half the island of "Hispaniola" by antonomasia, in order to impugn the traditional name of "Spanish America," would be as proper as to object to the adjective "Latin" in view of the Dutch and Danish elements in Caribbean and southern America, or to impugn the name "English America" out of regard for the French element in Canada. Returning to the difficulty of Brazil, I think it disappears when we consider that the name "Spain" always had in our language the ample sense of the Latin "Hispania," since, from the time of the Crdnica de Espana of Alfonso the Wise until to-day, the history of Portugal has been included. Among us the name "Spanish Peninsula" is thus used side by side with "Iberian Peninsula"; and, recognizing the same extension of the name, the French say also "Peninsule Hispanique." I shall cite another very pertinent example. In i904 there was founded in New York a society which, according to its statutes, has as its object the "advancement of the study of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literature and history." Therefore this society has taken no other name than "The Hispanic Society of America," thus recognizing that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529324
  • 9781236529329