Armed Citizen and Citizens in Arms: The Military and the Creation of the State in Peru (1800-1860)

Natalia Sobrevilla Perea is a Professor of Latin American History at the University of Kent. She obtained her PhD at the University of London, has been a visiting fellow at Yale University, the John Carter Brown Library and the Freire Universität in Berlin. She has held grants from the British Academy, the British Library, the Leverhulme Trust and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has published extensively on independence and her most recent books include Independence and Nation-Building in Latin America. Race and Identity in the Crucible of War co-authored with Scott Eastman (Routledge 2022), Republicas sudamericanas en construcción. Hacia una historia en común (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2022) and Independencia. 200 años de lucha por la libertad (Penguin Random House 2021). Her first book The Caudillo of the Andes Andrés de Santa Cruz came out with Cambridge University Press in 2011 and in Spanish in 2015. She is the co-editor of The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic World, The Impact of the Cádiz Constitution of 1812 (Alabama University Press 2015). Between 2015 and 2018 she led an International Network of scholars researching on the idea of nation and the wars of independence funded by the Leverhulme Trust. She has published extensively on the creation of the state in Peru, focusing on elections, constitutions and the importance of the armed forces, some of these articles are collected in Los Inicios de la República Peruana. Viendo más allá de la «Cueva de los bandoleros» (Universidad Católica in Perú 2019) and her latest book on the armed forces and the creation of the Peruvian State in the nineteenth century will come out soon with Cambridge University Press.

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