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Alborotados, sediciosos y amotinados: tres momentos en la construcción de una prosa contrainsurgente sobre el levantamiento comunero de 1781

Author(s): José A. Díaz Jaramillo

Journal: Memoria y Sociedad
ISSN 0122-5197

Volume: 15;
Issue: 30;
Start page: 71;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Joint owner of land movement | Comunero movement | Ranajit Guha | subaltern studies | counter insurgent narrative | Political movements | revolutionary movements | liberation movements | historical research | historical sociology | historiography | history of archives | discourse analysis.

The article examines the manner in which the Comunero Uprising of 1781 was interpreted and chronicled, in three documents produced in the XVIII and XIX centuries. It is remarkable that early on, as regards the uprising,diverse representatives of the Spanish Empire(scribes, civil and religious authorities, etc.) assumed the task of interpreting the insurrectional movement and of providing correctivemeasures to circumvent their reproduction in the viceroyalty. Thereby, the article seeks to give account of the creation of a counter insurgent narrative concerning the rebellion of the joint owners of land, by visiting the proposal made by Ranajit Guha, on the subject of the peasant uprisings in India between the XVIII and XIX centuries
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