Great Britain and Argentina

From Invasion to Recognition, 1806–26

  • Klaus Gallo

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Klaus Gallo
    Pages 1-7
  3. Klaus Gallo
    Pages 9-32
  4. Klaus Gallo
    Pages 161-164
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-195

About this book


Klaus Gallo examines the early nineteenth century relationship between Great Britain and the Rio de la Plata, a period that represents a crucial point in the transformation of this area of South America into the independent state of Argentina. He highlights the initial ambiguities of British aims, with the government entertaining both conquest and military aid, Gallo shows how the relationship survived this confusion and became much stronger once the Spanish colony gained independence in 1810. He unravels the tangled foreign policy implications for Britain, particularly in terms of its alliance with Spain, that ultimately led to its recognition of Argentina as a sovereign state.


America bibliography Britain Great Britain independence knowledge Plate policy Spain Spanish transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus Gallo
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Torcuato di TellaBuenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42471-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1947-2
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