LA AUTORIZADA BIBLIOGRAFÍA DE LA BIBLIOTECA DEL CONGRESO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS ELOGIA NUESTRA HISTORIA GENERAL

COMENTARIO DEL VOLUMEN 60 (2005) DEL HANDBOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SOBRE LOS PRIMEROS SEIS TOMOS DE NUESTRA HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS RELACIONES EXTERIORES DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA

Citation: Las relaciones exteriores de la Argentina embrionaria. v. 1-6. Con la colaboración específica de Alejandro Corbacho et al. Obra dirigida por Andrés Cisneros y Carlos Escudé. Argentina: Centro de Estudios de Política Exterior: Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales; Buenos Aires: Nuevohacer, Grupo Editor Latinoamericano: Distribuidor exclusivo, Galerna, 1998. 6 v.:. bibl., ill., maps.. 23 cm.. ( Historia general de las relaciones exteriores de la República Argentina) (Col. Estudios internacionales)

Annotation: An impressive six-volume study of Argentine diplomacy focusing on the confused period of national definition in the 1800s. Unlike many treatments that allude to an inexorable "Argentina-in-the-making," this study stresses the weak and conditional character of the new nation-state. Rejects the oft-told tale of massive Argentine territorial loss, noting instead that the Plata was a "constellation of mini-states," each with its own interests and politics, some of which gravitated toward Buenos Aires (others did not). There was little inevitable about the process - as the various foreign interventions and the Paraguayan War clearly demonstrated. Backed by a large array of archival and secondary sources, this study is perhaps the most innovative work on Argentine foreign relations to appear in some time. [TW]

COMENTARIO DEL VOLUMEN 61 (2006) DEL HANDBOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SOBRE LOS CATORCE TOMOS ORIGINALES DE NUESTRA HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS RELACIONES EXTERIORES DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA

Citation: Historia general de las relaciones exteriores de la República Argentina. Recopilación de Andrés Cisneros and Carlos Escudé. Buenos Aires?: Centro de Estudios de Política Exterior; Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales; Buenos Aires: Nuevohacer, Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, 1998-2000. 14 v.:. bibl., ill., maps.. (Col. Estudios internacionales)

Annotation: Comprehensive authoritative work constitutes the best single source available on the history of Argentina's foreign relations. Published volumes examine the evolution of the country's international relations between the early 19th century and the late 1980s. Set is edited by well-known Argentine experts Cisneros and Escudé and relies on the contributions of a number of specialists in different periods and aspects of Argentina's foreign policies. Pt. 1 comprises six volumes which examine the period 1806-81, addressing the emergence of the Argentine Republic and the role of the provincial states, early relations with neighboring countries and European states, Juan Manuel de Rosas' foreign policies, and Argentina's international relations during the period of constitutional organization. Pt. 2 is divided into four volumes: two analyze Argentine foreign policies vis-à-vis South America, Europe, and the US between 1881-1930; next volume examines the country's political-diplomatic relations between 1930-43; and last one studies Argentina's economic relations with Great Britain and the US between 1880-1943. Pt. 3 contains four volumes analyzing Argentina's foreign economic relations in the period 1943-89, the diplomacy of the Malvinas/Falkland Islands (1945-89), and foreign political relations in the periods 1943-66 and 1966-89. Pt. 4 (expected to be published in two volumes) will examine the evolution of Argentina's foreign relations between 1989-99. Indispensable source for the study of Argentina's international relations and policies is also available in electronic version.