# Analisis vexilologico del color rojo en "Facundo" de Domingo F. Sarmiento y sus implicaciones orientalistas

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 Title: Analisis vexilologico del color rojo en "Facundo" de Domingo F. Sarmiento y sus implicaciones orientalistas Narbona, Jose Antonio This thesis studies a particular aspect of the Argentinan novel Facundo: Civilizacion o barbarie by Domingo F. Sarmiento. The author associates the red color of certain flags with, according to his opinion, the wild and violent nature of non civilized people. All this takes place during the l8$\rm\sp{th}$ century, when Argentina is being shaped as a nation and Sarmiento is taking part in that process. The book is a political propaganda against the Argentinan dictator Rosas in a way and this link between the red color and some peoples' barbarism is elaborated in order to express the same idea about this dictator and the red color of his political symbols. This technique has very close connections with the Orientalism of other texts. This research tries to show, through a deep study of some national flags, that many of the references to flags and their history in the book are biased comments subordinated to his enlightened project. Narbona, Jose Antonio. "Analisis vexilologico del color rojo en "Facundo" de Domingo F. Sarmiento y sus implicaciones orientalistas." Masters Thesis, Rice University, ETD http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17291. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17291 1999