Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018. First edition. Paperback. 363p., wrps. New. Item #181558
This set of essays, edited by Carlos Aguirre and Ricardo D. Salvatore, aims to shed new light on the history of libraries in Latin America - private, religious, public, national libraries - and, in particular, on their role in social and cultural conflicts, the formation of nation-states, the processes of political and institutional change, literacy and schooling of populations, and the accumulation of cultural/symbolic capital.