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"make ourselves strong, important, and well-known": the Viscount of Uruguay and the international law in America (1849-1865)

Grant number: 13/09818-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History
Principal Investigator:Monica Duarte Dantas
Grantee:Pedro Gustavo Aubert
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Paulino José Soares de Souza, viscount of Uruguay acted strongly in the context of Brazil's foreign policy Empire in the period between 1849 and 1865. Despite having already occupied the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1843 and 1844 is only starting his second term at the head of that's affairs is visible the adoption of a more active foreign policy. Much of the historiography considers the year 1849 as a turning point in the foreign policy of the Empire, which until that time dealt with specific issues, assumed a broader role. Leaving the ministry in 1853, he was still a central politician in the area, being an active member of the Section of Justice and Foreign Affairs of the State Council in the first years of the Paraguayan War, and the role he fulfill in discussions about opening Amazon river to foreign navigation, matter in which polarized the political debate with Tavares Bastos. Although the historiography has already been devoted to analyzing the external issues of the imperial government (but giving preference to specific treatments), and also own political action Paulino de Souza, no work treated specifically on foreign policy conceptions of the future viscount, nor its singular importance to this reconfiguration Brazil's performance in the face of foreign nations, and that marked the course of foreign policy in subsequent decades (and in which he was directly involved until 1865.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
AUBERT, Pedro Gustavo. \"Make ourselves strong, important, and well-known\": the viscount of Uruguay and the International law in America (1849-1865). 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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