On the creation of borders. The case of the Española Island and the wars of the reign of Charles II, 1673-1697

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Abstract

© 2018 CSIC. The central purpose of this article is to analyze the military events in the Hispaniola island in the course of the main conflicts of the reign of Carlos II, between 1673 and 1697. Unlike other borders of the Spanish monarchy, both in Europe and the Indies, where the monarchy showed its military weakness, in Hispaniola, especially between 1690 and 1695, the victory over the French forces present in the island was clear, but not definitive. So much so, that in the peace of Ryswick of 1697 was finished by officially cede sovereignty to France of the western portion of the island.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-184
JournalAnuario de Estudios Americanos
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Border
  • France
  • Hispaniola
  • Spanish Monarchy
  • War
  • XVIIth century

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