Contacts, Collisions and Relationships

Britons and Chileans in the Independence era, 1806-1831

Andrés Baeza Ruz

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ISBN: 9781786941725

Publication: March 31, 2019

Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies 19

This is a study of the relations between Britain and Chile during the Spanish American independence era (1806–1831). These relations were characterised by a dynamic, unpredictable, and changing nature, imperialism being only one and not the exclusive way to define them. The book explores how Britons and Chileans perceived each other from the perspective of cultural history, considering the consequences of these ‘cultural encounters’ for the subsequent nation–state building process in Chile. From 1806 to 1831 both British and Chilean ‘state’ and ‘non–state’ actors interacted across several different ‘contact zones’, and thereby configured this relationship in multiple ways. Although the extensive presence of ‘non–state’ actors (missionaries, seamen, educators and merchants) was a manifestation of the ‘expansion’ of British interests to Chile, they were not necessarily an expression of any British imperial policy. There were multiple attitudes, perceptions, representations and discourses by Chileans on the role played by Britain in the world, which changed depending on the circumstances. Likewise, for Britons, Chile was represented in multiple ways, the image of Chile acting as a pathway to other markets and destinations being the most remarkable. All these had repercussions in the early nation–building process in Chile.

Andrés Baeza Ruz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Prologue
Introduction
Chapter 1: Invasions, Negotiations and Conspiracies: British–Chilean Relations in an Era of Change, 1806–1817
Chapter 2: Cultural Encounters Offshore: Britons and Chileans in the Navy of Chile, 1817-1823
Chapter 3: Bibles, Schools and Citizens: British Protestant Missionaries and Educators in Chile, 1817–1831
Chapter 4: British Merchants, Private Interests and the Fostering of Free Trade in Chile, 1811–1831
Chapter 5: Beyond Diplomacy: The Cultural Significance of British Recognition of Chile’s Independence, 1817-1831
Conclusion
Bibliography

Contacts, Collisions and Relationships is an original and necessary contribution to the understanding of the passage from a colonial regime to a Republican system from the perspective of cultural and political history”
Juan Luis Ossa, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

 

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

304 Pages

4 B&W illustrations

ISBN: 9781786941725

Publication: March 31, 2019

Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies 19

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