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VILLAVICENCIO, Susana. Argirópolis: territory, republic and utopia in the foundation of the nation. Rev. Pilquen [online]. 2010, n.12, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1851-3123.
Argirópolis written by Sarmiento in 1850 during his exile in Chile is a programmatical work that denounces the situation of acephalism of the nation after the failure of the unitary Constitution of 1826, and proposes the reorganization of the territory of the former Viceroyalty according to the modern principles of a federal republic. Nevertheless, if we attend to his meaning "city of the plata" (argyros, silver and polis, city) everything in this name alludes to the invention. We propose a reading of this work in a key that brings together these utopian and programmatical dimensions in the representation of the civic nation, and the function of the territory as base of joint of the heterogeneity of the population coming of the colonial experience.
Palabras clave : Republic; Territory; National integration; Utopia.