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His death triggered a bloody civil war, in which up topeople had died by Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The Colombian writer and diplomat German Arciniegas, who has died of pneumonia aged 99, was a radical, an iconoclast who described himself as an “intellectual agitator”, and a chronicler of the five centuries since Columbus’s arrival in the new world.

Perhaps no other Latin American historian or essayist has contributed so much – and so elegantly – to searching out, defining and defending the region’s multicultural identity.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. You’ve successfully reported this review. Arciniegas recalled that he was the child of a “liberal, radical, excommunicated peasant”. Educated at the national university in Bogota, his first newspaper article – about student activism – appeared in You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


Arciniegas went into exile in New York – as one of an important group of Latin American and Spanish political refugees – and was a professor at Columbia university from until Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

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The book was partly written during Arciniegas’s first diplomatic posting, as vice-consul in London in See if you have enough points for this item. He was also a visiting professor at Chicago and California universities in this period and, inat Colombia university, New York. Born in Bogota, Arciniegas’s childhood memories were haunted by the story of his grandfather’s death libbertad a civil war – tied naked to the iron bars of a window, he was castrated, then pulled apart by four horses.

Arciniegas, who became the driving force behind the creation of the Colombian national museum, the colonial museum and the research Institute of Caro y Cuervo, said that he was, above all, a journalist and that his historical books were only “reportage with the dead”. A History Of The New World In Reverse,which turns the tables on conventional historiography, arguing that the impact of Columbus’s discovery was far more important to the old world than to the new.

He was dean of the philosophy and letters faculty at Bogota’s University of the Andes from to Item s unavailable for purchase. Two years later, he founded Universidad, the first of five magazines that he published in the next seven decades with an impact across Latin America.


In came Los Comuneros, about a Colombian popular revolt – and on which the poet Archibald MacLeish based a long pibertad. One of his great-grandfathers composed the Cuban anthem La Bayamesa.

Books by Germán Arciniegas (Author of Biografía del Caribe)

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A pitiless dissection of the subcontinent, it was banned in many Latin American countries. The title should be at least 4 libedtad long. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Inhe founded the publishing house Ediciones Colombia. Please review your cart. After civilian rule returned to Colombia inArciniegas became ambassador to ItalyIsraelVenezuela and the Vatican We appreciate your feedback.

You submitted the following rating and review. In he was elected as a student representative to the Colombian congress and published his first book, El Estudiante De La Mesa Redonda The Roundtable Studentwhich identified students as the engine of progressive politics, and drew quirky parallels between contemporary Venezuelan student rebels and St Thomas Aquinas at the 13th-century Sorbonne.

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