The rise of constitutional government in the Iberian Atlantic World: The impact of the Caìdiz constitution of 1812

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In March 1812, while Napoleon's brother Joseph sat on the throne of Spain and the armies of France occupied much of the country, legislators elected from Spain and its overseas territories met in the Andalusian city of Cadiz. There, as the cornerstone of a government in exile, they drafted and adopted the first liberal constitution in the Hispanic world, a document that became known as the Cadiz Constitution of 1812.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Alabama Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9780817387990
ISBN (Print)9780817318567
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


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