Book Review: Notes of Geography, Statistic and History, Compiled and Corrected by Joaquín Bernardo Calvo Mora

Authors

  • Gertrud Peters Solórzano Universidad Nacional (UNA), Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Eduardo Bedoya Benítez Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), Costa Rica, Costa Rica

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15359/rh.82.7

Keywords:

book reviews, Costa Rica, Geography, History, statistics, national identity, biodiversity

Abstract

The reprint of a classic text at the national level on the fields of geography and social studies is reviewed here. This text, published in 1887, starts off the ideas from the educational reform of 1886 which occurred in Costa Rica in charge of the secretary of public instruction Mauro Fernández Acuña. Apuntamientos geográficos was used as a textbook in the learning centers of the country for at least twenty years and was highly praised and recommended during its time. Nevertheless, this book was also part of a series of texts that contributed as propaganda to the imaginary of the nineteenth century of a white Costa Rica of European ancestry.

References

Calvo, Joaquín Bernardo. Apuntamientos geográficos, estadísticos e históricos. San José, Costa Rica: EUNED, 2018.

Meléndez, Silvia. «Aportes Geográficos al imaginario costarricense en el Siglo XIX». Reflexiones, 83, n.o 1 (2004): 1021-1209, https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/reflexiones/article/view/11385.

Molina, Felipe. Bosquejo de la República de Costa Rica, seguido de apuntamientos para su historia, con varios mapas, vistas y retratos (New York, EE. UU.: 1851).

Soto, Ronald. «La difusión del etnotipo costarricense: Los apuntamientos de J.B. Calvo, del texto educativo a la propaganda internacional». Boletín de la AFEHC, n.o 54 (2012): 10, http://www.afehc-historia-centroamericana.org/index_action_bul_aff.html.

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

“Book Review: Notes of Geography, Statistic and History, Compiled and Corrected by Joaquín Bernardo Calvo Mora”. 2020. Revista De Historia, no. 82 (July): 165-73. https://doi.org/10.15359/rh.82.7.

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Section

Bibliographical Analysis (not peer reviewed section)

How to Cite

“Book Review: Notes of Geography, Statistic and History, Compiled and Corrected by Joaquín Bernardo Calvo Mora”. 2020. Revista De Historia, no. 82 (July): 165-73. https://doi.org/10.15359/rh.82.7.

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