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Afrancesados

 

those who supported French rule in Spain during the country’s occupation by the troops of Napoleon I and collaborated with the occupation forces. The afrancesados were motley in composition, ranging from opponents of Spanish absolutism, who hoped for the introduction of progressive reforms, to office seekers, who expected good jobs and material gains. The popular masses regarded the afrancesados with hostility, and there were instances when afrancesados were murdered by mobs. The rights of the afrancesados were severely limited first by the Cádiz Cortes (1810–13) and then by Ferdinand VII, who returned from French captivity in 1814. Gradually, decrees against the afrancesados were rarely enforced, however, and in 1820 amnesty was granted.

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44) Embora classificado por alguns de afrancesado, o jurista tornou-se, entao, membro de uma regencia aliada a Inglaterra e como tal seguiu auxiliando ate 1820 a mesma monarquia absoluta que tanto servira anteriormente.
De esta polemica, Checa Beltran nos recuerda algo que ya hemos mencionado anteriormente, es decir, que en dicha querella Bohl de Faber se propone subrayar la peculiaridad de la literatura espanola, que en sus mejores manifestaciones --el teatro barroco-- desprecia las normas del clasicismo afrancesado, y destacar el esencial caracter catolico y monarquico del pueblo espanol, que ha sabido mantener su idiosincrasia frente a los presupuestos y los ataques de las fuerzas revolucionarias, encarnadas naturalmente por Francia (159).
Es decir, la posibilidad de alejamiento de lo extranjero (la influencia de lo afrancesado, puede ser debido o incitado por las cartas de Juan Valera, en dos de sus Cartas Americanas).
was, to begin with, unSpanish; clearly the petimetre was an afrancesado,
La aristocracia dieciochesca anti-ilustrada se aplebeyo en reaccion al racionalismo afrancesado, adoptando algunas diversiones populares, como las mascaradas o la poesia improvisada burlesca.