This book describes different aspects of Spanish-Uruguayan relations from the 1830s to the 1880s. It was based on Spanish sources stored in the Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, the Archivo Histórico Nacional, and the Archivo Histórico de la Administración; and Uruguayan sources kept in the Archivo General de la Nación, the Archivo del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, and the Archivo del Museo Histórico Nacional. The author also took advantage of Spanish and Uruguayan parliamentary records and the press.

In this work, Bárbara Díaz has made a successful effort to interweave discussion of bilateral foreign policy concerns with the topics of domestic politics, both Spanish and Uruguayan. She has also managed to show the pronounced differences between Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo, and the rest of the country, the campaña oriental, and the influential role of those differences in Uruguayan foreign policy toward...

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