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Antonio Bergosa y Jordán (1748-1819), Obispo de México, ¿ilustrado? ¿reaccionario? ¿contemporizador? ¿oportunista?

Hamnett, Brian (2009) 'Antonio Bergosa y Jordán (1748-1819), Obispo de México, ¿ilustrado? ¿reaccionario? ¿contemporizador? ¿oportunista?' Historia Mexicana, 59 (1). pp. 117-136. ISSN 0185-0172

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Inquisitor and prelate Antonio Bergosa y Jordán was one of the most important characters of the last two decades of the Spanish Colonial regime. However, little is known about him, and his role as Bishop of Oaxaca and elected Archbishop of Mexico, between 1800 and 1817, is not easily interpreted. Although he was close to many leaders of the Enlightenment, he was never among the most distinguished supporters of this movement. From 1810 on, he strongly opposed Mexican independence while defending the 1812 Constitution of Cadiz as warrant of the Spanish Monarchy's unity. This former inquisitor welcomed, nevertheless, the abolition of the Inquisition by the Cortes in 1813. Victim of Ferdinand's reaction starting May 1814, Bergosa had to defend his conduct and reaffirm his loyalty.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 12:20
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2012 12:22

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