Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht 1713-2013

Edited by Trevor J. Dadson and J. H. Elliott

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 8

Legenda

10 December 2014  •  202pp

ISBN: 978-1-909662-22-3 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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In July 1713 Great Britain and Spain signed a ‘Treaty of Peace and Friendship’ that brought to an end a conflict that had begun in 1701, following the death the year before of the Spanish King Carlos II, who died without leaving a direct descendant or heir. The War of the Spanish Succession that ensued involved the major European powers who all had an interest in the question of who would occupy the Spanish throne. As a result of the various peace treaties that were signed between 1713 and 1714 between the warring countries — Spain, Britain, France, the Austrian Empire, the Dutch Republic —, the Bourbon candidate became king of Spain as Philip V, but Spain lost its last European possessions (the Spanish Netherlands, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia, among others) and ceded to Great Britain the island of Minorca and Gibraltar. Considered by many historians to be the first real world war, as it involved fighting in the Americas as well as in Europe, the War of the Spanish Succession changed the map of Europe and led to significant alterations in the balance of power. In this volume twelve eminent historians and legal experts from Spain and the United Kingdom consider the political and legal context and consequences of the War and the Treaty of Utrecht that brought it to an end, consequences that still resonate today.

This volume is edited by Trevor J. Dadson and J. H. Elliott with the assistance of the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain, London.

Reviews:

  • ‘A concise, well-grounded and up-to-date synthesis of a topic in international relations and law, both ancient and contemporary, which will be an indispensable work of reference for further studies on Utrecht, Gibraltar and British–Spanish relations in early modern times.’ — Juan Eloy Gelabert Gonzalez, European History Quarterly 46.2, May 2016, 340-41
  • ‘This volume will prove invaluable for anyone interested in early modern Europe or Anglo-Spanish relations, particularly the rocky issue of Gibraltar.’ — Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey, Bulletin of Spanish Studies 93.9, 2016, 1638-39

Contents:

xiii-xiv
Foreword by the Ambassador of Spain
His Excellency Federico Trillo
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3-8
Introduction: The Road to Utrecht - War and Peace
J. H. Elliott
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9-17
Party Politics and War-Weariness in the Reign of Queen Anne
Julian Hoppit
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18-38
The Crown of Aragon in the War of the Spanish Succession and its Aftermath
Francisco Javier Palao
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39-51
The Anglo-Scottish Union and the Nueva Planta
Jon Arrieta Alberdi
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52-56
The Treaty of Utrecht and the Slave Trade
Hugh Thomas
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57-70
The Utrecht Settlement and its Aftermath
Andrew Thompson
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71-77
Gibraltar and the Treaty of Utrecht: The Old and New Gibraltarians
Rafael Sánchez Mantero
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78-92
Philip V and the Revival of Spain
Christopher Storrs
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95-106
Gibraltar and Decolonization Law
Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santamaría
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107-114
Gibraltar: A Unique Territorial Dispute?
Michael Waibel
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115-128
Spanish Strategic Options for Gibraltar, 300 Years after the Treaty of Utrecht
Alejandro del Valle
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129-136
The Retrocession of Gibraltar: A New Reading of the Treaty of Utrecht
Martín Ortega Carcelén
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137-168
The Treaty: English and Spanish Texts
Trevor J. Dadson, J. H. Elliott
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Bibliography entry:

Dadson, Trevor J., and J. H. Elliott (eds), Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht 1713-2013, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 8 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2014)

First footnote reference: 35 Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht 1713-2013, ed. by Trevor J. Dadson and J. H. Elliott, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 8 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2014), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Dadson and Elliott, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Dadson, Trevor J., and J. H. Elliott (eds). 2014. Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht 1713-2013, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 8 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Dadson and Elliott 2014: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Dadson and Elliott 2014: 21.

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