DIPLOMACY IN THE WORLDS OF CHARLES V: NEGOTIATION AND DIALOGUE
Online, from 5 to 9 July 2021
Analysis of the beginnings of modern diplomacy in the time of Charles V, an aspect of his politics which the emperor gave his personal touch to in his relations with his allies, adversaries, the church and the new world, convinced of the need to carry out his objectives, always seeking peace and negotiation in the face of conflict.
With the passing of time and through different approaches, agreements and especially marriage unions, Charles V widely used the dynasty for his diplomatic purposes, as was his marriage to Isabella of Portugal, generating the foundations of his foreign policy in the New World. Viceroys, governors and prelates maintained an intense and regular official correspondence, and their reports were of great use in guiding the Emperor’s Indian policy and for the development of the first treaties and agreements of modern diplomatic history.
The course will consequently analyse the various scenarios where negotiation and dialogue played a relevant role both within the empire as well as in the American and extra-European context.
Modern diplomacy is also, according to all scholars, the fruit of Renaissance Humanism.
Rosa María Martínez de Codes. Complutense University of Madrid
César Chaparro Gómez. University of Extremadura