This study seeks to understand conservative political language in Ecuador during the last third of the 19th century as an expression of political modernity and as a discourse involving dialogue with liberal concepts. The conservative ideas of "Catholic freedom", "Catholic civilization" and "perfect society" are explored, and the reciprocal manner in which these concepts were defined relative to liberal notions is investigated. Using conceptual history, polysemantic political categories are analyzed in a context of struggle and in relation to the rise of modernity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Key concepts of conservatism in Ecuador (1875-1900)|
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|