Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento.
Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao
Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao
Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao
Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao

Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao

Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1853.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Xlvi, 383 pp, with a preface by the translator, A. Giraud. Dark pebbled cloth with five raised bands, marbled endpapers. Tight binding, light foxing, a few marginal pencil lines. First French edition of Sarmiento's most famous book, considered one of the most important works of Argentine literature and one of the most influential Spanish-language works of the nineteenth century. Written during a period of exile, the work traces the life of a violent Argentine gaucho named Facundo, using his biography as the basis for an analysis and critique of Argentine culture, which is characterized by a dichotomy between civilizing and barbaric influences. Sarmiento's views had a profound effect on discussion about the region's potential for progress and modernization. He was able to put his theories into practice when elected to the Presidency of Argentina in 1868.

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