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Mariano M. Schlez - Intelligence, diplomacy and international relations. The Parish Report on the Revolutions in South America and the foundations of British recognition of insurgent states (1822)

Réalisation : 17 septembre 2021 Mise en ligne : 17 septembre 2021
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My work presentsa description and explanation of the historical significance of the unpublishedintelligence report "South America", written in 1822 by WoodbineParish, clerk at the Foreign Office and Castlereagh's private secretary (andlater the first British Consul to Buenos Aires). The aim is to outline ForeignOffice political strategy towards the South American revolutions at theCongress of Verona, analysing the links between political struggle,intelligence and international diplomacy.

At the time ofits writing in 1822, Parish was a clerk in the Foreign Office and privatesecretary to the Foreign Secretary, Castlereagh, who requested the report inorder to prepare for British negotiations at (what was to be) the finalCongress of the Holy Alliance held in Verona. It was probably the first reporton the revolutions in South America commissioned by the Foreign Office.

The historicalcontext, the authors, and the content of this report make it a key document inBritish diplomacy on Latin America. As we will show, it brings to light unknownaspects of the period, and illuminates with new information existing historicalaccounts of the events leading to the recognition of the South America states.We argue that, to a large extent, Parish’s report helps us understand theprinciples of British policy towards Latin America in the 1820s and thefoundations of British recognition of the South American insurgent states.

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LESTUDIUM. (2021, 17 septembre). Mariano M. Schlez - Intelligence, diplomacy and international relations. The Parish Report on the Revolutions in South America and the foundations of British recognition of insurgent states (1822). [Vidéo]. Canal-U. https://www.canal-u.tv/107787. (Consultée le 23 mai 2022)
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