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Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 29, 1998)
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On December 12, 1794, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier preached a sermon in Mexico urban that resulted in his arrest by way of the Inquisition. He was once exiled to Spain--only to flee and spend ten years touring all through Europe, as none except a French priest. So all started the grand event of Fray Servando's existence, and of this gripping memoir. this is a call for participation tough for any reader to withstand: a glimpse of the eu "Age of Enlightenment" in the course of the eyes of a fugitive Mexican friar. during this memoir, one sees a portrait of manners and morals that may be a some distance cry from the "civilized" spirit that the Empire desired to impose on its Colonies. This ebook takes a glance at background from an the wrong way up point of view, asking this question: who have been the genuine savages, the colonizers themselves, or the intended "savages" they have been suffering to convert?After ten years, Fray Servando ultimately lower back domestic to an self reliant Mexico, the place he served the recent executive earlier than his loss of life. Heretic and insurgent, fugitive and visionary, personality in a unique and father of his country--Fray Servando Teresa de Mier used to be all of this stuff. Translated into English for the 1st time, this memoir really captures the passionate spirit of a gorgeous guy.