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Brading, D. A.

Works: 86 works in 332 publications in 2 languages and 5,683 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference proceedings  Sources  Sermons  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: BT660.G8, 232.917097253
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Most widely held works by D. A Brading
The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867 by D. A Brading( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: The Spanish conquest of America generated a profusion of chronicles, tracts and poetry, among which are figured several classics of the Renaissance. It also provoked a fierce debate between Bartolome de las Casas, who defended the Indians, and the humanist historians who glorified the conquerors. Thereafter, imperial jurists and churchmen acclaimed the Spanish monarchy as chosen by Divine Providence to establish a Catholic empire in the New World. Within the bounds of this universal monarchy, American Spaniards sought to define their social identity by installing Aztec and Inca civilisation as the historical foundations of their countries and by accepting Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Rosa of Lima as their patrons. When the voice of the Enlightenment re-stated the imperial critique of the New World's inhabitants, Creole patriots vigorously responded; and if in South America Simon Bolivar cited classical republicanism to justify independence, in Mexico Creole patriotism was transmuted into an insurgent nationalism that did not succumb to liberal ideas until the incursion of the reform movement led by Benito Juarez. This book is about the quest of Spaniards born in the New World to define their American identity. It demonstrates that across the three centuries of colonial rule, Creole patriots succeeded in creating an intellectual and political tradition that by reason of its engagement with native history and American reality was idiosyncratic, regionally diverse, and distinct from any European model
Mexican Phoenix : Our Lady of Guadalupe : image and tradition across five centuries by D. A Brading( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1999 Pope John Paul II proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe a patron saint of the Americas. According to oral tradition and historical documents, in 1531 Mary appeared as a beautiful Aztec princess to Juan Diego, a poor Indian. Speaking to him in his own language, she asked him to tell the bishop her name was La Virgen de Guadalupe and that she wanted a church built on the mountain. During a second visit, the image of the Virgin miraculously appeared on his cape. Through the centuries, the enigmatic power of this image has aroused such fervent devotion in Mexico that it has served as the banner of the rebellion against Spanish rule and, despite skepticism and anticlericalism, still remains a potent symbol of the modern nation. In Mexican Phoenix, David Brading traces the intellectual origins, the sudden efflorescence, and the theology that has sustained the tradition of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Brading also documents the interaction of religion and patriotism, and describes how the image has served as a banner both for independence and for the Church in its struggle against the Liberal and revolutionary state
Miners and merchants in Bourbon Mexico, 1763-1810 by D. A Brading( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caudillo and peasant in the Mexican Revolution by D. A Brading( Book )
24 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haciendas and ranchos in the Mexican Bajío, Léon, 1700-1860 by D. A Brading( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the eighteenth century the Bajio emerged from its frontier condition to become the pace-maker of the Mexican economy. Silver mining boomed and population increased rapidly. It is the aim of this book to examine the impact of these dramatic changes on the structure of agricultural production and the pattern of rural society. In his Miners and Merchants in Bourbon Mexico 1763-1810 (Cambridge Latin American Studies 10) Dr Grading demonstrated how the local entrepreneurial elite accumulated vast fortunes during the mining bonanza at Guanajuato. In this present work he describes how many of the same men invested their capital in the purchase and improvement of haciendas in the nearby district of Leon. The countryside was transformed as wasteland was cleared for ploughing, or was irrigated
Church and state in Bourbon Mexico : the Diocese of Michoacán, 1749-1810 by D. A Brading( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the eighteenth century the Mexican Church experienced spiritual renewal and intellectual reform. The establishment of Franciscan missionary colleges, of the Oratory and of convents and sisterhoods greatly enlivened devotion in the diocese of Michoacan. Thriving confraternities demonstrated the vigour of parochial life. But the secular clergy remained divided between a wealthy elite and an impecunious mass of curates and country vicars, with the cathedral chapter dominated by a group of enlightened peninsular canons. Charles III and his successor expelled the Jesuits, secularised mendicant parishes, closely invigilated popular religion, stripped the clergy of their immunity from royal courts and then seized their wealth. In 1810 priests from the Michoacan diocese led the popular Insurgency which challenged Spanish rule. Here is a rounded portrait of the Mexican Church at its meridian, which touches upon virtually all aspects of religious life and highlights the clash between post-Tridentine baroque Catholicism and enlightened despotism
Los orígenes del nacionalismo mexicano by D. A Brading( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prophecy and myth in Mexican history by D. A Brading( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavio Paz y la poética de la historia mexicana by D. A Brading( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexican soundings : essays in honour of David A. Brading by Mexican soundings: essays in honour of David A. Brading( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Virgen de Guadalupe : imagen y tradición by D. A Brading( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For centuries, the Virgin of Guadalupe has symbolized the identity of the Mexican people. Her likeness sparks a kaleidoscope of images and feelings: the flag of rebellion against Spanish dominion, a spiritual haven, the cure to a myriad of physical and mental illnesses. In this book, Brading reflects on its history, doctrine and celebrations provide a deeper understanding of the creation, transformation and social validity of this key element of the Mexican identity. Description in Spanish: A trav
El ocaso novohispano : testimonios documentales by D. A Brading( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Publication of documentary sources of great importance for the last years of Spanish rule, especially for shedding light on the insurgency. Includes an account of forced labor in the mines of Guanajuato, Miguel Dominguez' investigations of the obrajes in Querétaro, and various documents revealing Spanish prejudice against Creoles"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The origins of Mexican nationalism by D. A Brading( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical republicanism and Creole patriotism : Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) and the Spanish American Revolution by D. A Brading( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter to the Spanish Americans : a facsimile of the second English edition (London, 1810) by Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Gran Michoacán en 1791 : sociedad e ingreso eclesiástico en una diócesis novohispana ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generals and diplomats : Great Britain and Peru, 1820-40 by Celia Wu Brading( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinco miradas británicas a la historia de México by D. A Brading( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nueve sermones guadalupanos (1661-1758) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carta dirigida a los españoles americanos by Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Brading, D. A.
Brading, D. A. 1936-
Brading, D. A. (David Anthony), 1936-
Brading, David
Brading, David 1936-
Brading, David A.
Brading, David A. 1936-
Brading, David Anthony
Brading, David Anthony 1936-
Brading, David H.
Brading, David H. 1936-
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Spanish (114)