International politics of the postwar period of the Pacific, urban remodeling and sculptural projects of Lima: The public monument to Francisco Bolognesi and the Fallen in the Battle of Arica (1905)


International politics of the postwar period of the Pacific, urban remodeling and sculptural projects of Lima: The public monument to Francisco Bolognesi and the Fallen in the Battle of Arica (1905)
Sotil, Rodolfo Monteverde
Classical Bulletin, Issue 1, 2019; p.185
doi: https://doi.org/10.33909/cb/94.2019.01.92

Abstract

In 1905, the plaza and monument dedicated to Francisco Bolognesi and his companions who died in the Arica hill during the War of the Pacific (1879-1883) were inaugurated in Lima. Based on the role played by monuments and public spaces in Lima in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, during the delicate relations between Peru and Chile and the Peruvian intentions to strengthen a diplomatic union with Argentina, we will analyze the project to create them, its intrinsic material characteristics and the ceremony of its inaugurations; where the main guest of honor was the Argentine Roque Sáenz Peña.


KEYWORDS

Lime; twentieth century; Postwar period of the Pacific; Battle of Arica; Francisco Bolognesi; monument and public space


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