Latinité jako regresivní nacionalismus (Latinská Amerika a Québec)

Title: Latinité jako regresivní nacionalismus (Latinská Amerika a Québec)

(Latinité as a backward-looking nationalism (Latin America and Québec))

Authors: Vrbata Aleš

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2016.20.1.98-122

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2016, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 98-122

Abstract: Latinité concept as it was conceived in the 19th-century southern Europe found very wide range of application in Europe and American overseas. Conservative elites of European origin resorted to such imagery matrix above all because it constituted an effective way how to justify various types of dictatorships. Latin America but also Québec and French communities in the USA resorted to the similar concepts as an effective answer to Anglo-protestant dominance in the northwestern hemisphere. Latinité was conceived as an universal and conservative politico-social concept of hierarchical, traditional and corporativist state venerating classical values of Latin nations. This vision had a particular religious and spiritual element, because it frequently referred to Catholic providentialism traditionally linked not just to conservative dictatorships but also to the overseas colonial expansionist projects. Latinité vision reached significant achievements in form of long – or short- lasting dictatorial regimes both in Europe and Latin America or in the project of French America restoration.

Keywords: Latinité; France; Maurras; Latin America; Québec; Catholicism;

Language: ENGLISH

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