María Antonia Fernández


Licenciada en Geografía e Historia. Año 1983, Universidad Complutense se Madrid. Doctora en Periodismo. Año 1993, Universidad Complutense se Madrid. Profesora Titular, facultad de Ciencias de la Información, UCM.


-Agustín de Letamendi, político y periodista en la España liberal, Lérida, ed. Milenio, 1999. ISBN 84-89790-21-3

-Crónicas periodísticas de la Guerra de África (1859-1860). Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2003, ISBN 84-7030-958-7

-Agustín de Letamendi, Josefina de Comerford o el fanatismo, Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, Archivo Central, Ceuta, 2007, ISBN 978-84-871486-1-3. Edición, notas e introducción.

-Pilar Primo de Rivera. El falangismo femenino, Madrid, ed. Síntesis, 2008. ISBN 978-84975660-6-3


Founding mothers women in the making of contemporary Spain: From Agustina de Aragón to Mariana Pineda

The concept of founding mothers defines those outstanding women in all the making process of contemporary Spain. The study of this phenomenon starts in 1808 with the popular uprising provoked by the French invasion. Among all women that in a less or more intense way, participated in that national gesture, Agustina de Aragón was a name that excelled. Her attitude was used to create the myth of the Spanish feminine patriotism, capable of condensing the fight of the Spanish women towards the defense of the national independence. In the following decades other women appeared willing to fight for their ideas. Some would do it supported by their husbands and others all by themselves, free of any love ties. From the liberal side Mariana Pineda deserves to be mentioned, and from the absolutist side deserves to be cited Josefina de Comerford.

About atlanticempires

ATLANTIC EMPIRES (Æ) is the short name of a group of advanced research in Modern History hosted and financed by Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (RCC). The complete name of the group is From Empire to Nation: The Making of Modern Nations in the Crisis of the Atlantic Empires (17th-20th Centuries), which constitutes also the field of its research. The group will be working at Real Colegio Complutense from July 1 thru August 31, 2010. Throughout this period, Æ will develop its research project and present its first findings and results in a set of seminars and panels, some of them with the contribution of other specialists and groups of research. Also, Æ will host three extraordinary conferences at RCC, given by Prof. J. Varela Ortega (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Fundación Ortega y Gasset, Madrid), Prof. David Armitage (Harvard University), and Prof. Stanley Payne (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Æ benefits from the financial support of Banco Santander. Æ is composed by eleven researchers: Juan Francisco Fuentes (director), Eva Botella (coordinator), Octavio Ruiz-Manjón, Josep Maria Fradera, Javier Fernández Sebastián, José Antonio Sánchez Román, María Antonia Fernández, Margarita Márquez, Antonio Terrasa, Florentino Rodao and Regina Martínez (grant holder and responsible of the blog).
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