La circulación de las leyendas. La doble norteamericana de Agustina de Aragón

Autori

  • Ma. Antonia Fernández Jiménez Università Complutense di Madrid

Parole chiave:

eroina, mito, leggenda, donna, guerra d’Indipendenza spagnola, guerra della Rivoluzione americana, viaggiatori inglesi, iconografia

Abstract

The circulation of legends. Agustina de Aragón’s American double

In Spain Agustina de Aragón embodied womanly courage in the war of the Spanish Independence against Napoleonic troops. Despite this, the patriotic myth built around this historical personality had a significant international dimension, as well. The visual representations of this legend circulated all over Europe and even reached the US, where they were imitated to build the country’s own national heroine. This article explores the emergence of the myth in Spain, the role played by British travellers and writers in the dissemination of the story and the traces it left in the United States.

Ricevuto: 20-11-2011

Biografia autore

  • Ma. Antonia Fernández Jiménez, Università Complutense di Madrid

    Ma Antonia Fernández Jiménez insegna Storia contemporanea nella Facoltà di Scienze dell’Informazione presso l’Università Complutense di Madrid. Tra i suoi scritti principali si ricordano: Agustín de Letamendi, político y periodista en la España liberal (Lérida, Milenio, 1999); Crónicas periodísticas de la guerra de África (1859-1860). Gaspar Núñez de Arce (Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2003); Agustín de Letamendi, Josefina de Comerford o el fanatismo (Ceuta, Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta-Archivo Central, 2007), e Pilar Primo de Rivera. El falangismo femenino (Madrid, Síntesis, 2008).

Pubblicato

2012-07-16

Come citare

[1]
“La circulación de las leyendas. La doble norteamericana de Agustina de Aragón”, Spagna contemporanea, no. 41, pp. 29–50, Jul. 2012, Accessed: Jun. 13, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://www.spagnacontemporanea.it/index.php/spacon/article/view/237