© 2001

Great Britain and Argentina

From Invasion to Recognition, 1806–26


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

  1. 1.Universidad Torcuato di TellaBuenos AiresArgentina

About the authors

KLAUS GALLO is Professor of History at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Great Britain and Argentina
  • Book Subtitle From Invasion to Recognition, 1806–26
  • Authors K. Gallo
  • Series Title St Antony’s Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-92099-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-42471-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-1947-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 195
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of the Americas
    Modern History
    International Relations
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