Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Cuando no había rey en España, Abascal lo era de América

Juan Ignacio Vargas Ezquerra

Resum


José Fernando Abascal y Sousa (Oviedo, 1743-Madrid, 1821), man of great professional and vital experience, was watching actor and of exception in the international context of the time at which it was called on to him to live. We will do at a first moment, a brief analysis by his expanded previous professional file to his appointment like viceroy of Peru, to enter later in his action of Andean government and to finalize with his definitive return to Spain. Next to the analysis of his figure it will he necessary to clarify the position of the elite throughout the time in which he governed, since he had to face several alternatives depending on the development of the events that occurred throughout their ten years of mandate.

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