Liberals and Liberty in 1812 Spain and Beyond


This conference explored Spanish liberalism. Much of the conference focused on Spain's 1812 Constitution—said to be the most liberal in Europe at the time of its framing—but we also explored aspects of pre-1812 liberal thought in Spain as well as works by two twentieth century Spanish liberals.


Conference Readings

“1812 Constitution.” Fundación Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library. www.cervantesvirtual.com (February 29, 2012).

de Argüelles, Agustín. Discurso Preliminar al Proyecto de Constitucíon. Madrid: Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, 1989.

de Jovellanos, Melchor Gaspar. Memoria en defensa de la Junta Central. Coruña: Oficina de Francisco Cándido Pérez Preito, 1811.

del Corral, Luis Díez. The Rape of Europe. Translated by H. V. Libermore. New York: MacMillan, 1959.

Feijóo, Benito Gerónimo y Montenegro. Essays or Discourses. Translated by John Brett, Esq. London: H. Payne, Pall-Mall; C. Dilly, 1780.

Ortega, José y Gasset. Las Atlántidas y del Imperio Romano. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1985.

Ortega, José y Gasset. Obras completas. Madrid: Santillan Ediciones Generales, S.L., y Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, 1985.