Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Raymond A. Smith, Jr.
George A. Rothrock, Jr.,
Dr. A. Stanley Trickett
This study was originally to have examined only the actual negotiations for the proposed Anglo-German loan to Portugal in 1898. In order to delve into this historical problem, however, it became necessary to set the stage for the actual narrative. In this case the stage has become almost a panoramic view of the diplomacy of the late nineteenth century. It is difficult to separate any European diplomatic issue of this period from the Iron Chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck, and since this was also a period of burgeoning colonies, the author has briefly examined both Bismarckian diplomacy and colonial expansion in Africa. The author hopes his first two chapters have not become overly extended in his attempt to portray the diplomatic and colonial problems which formed the basis of misunderstanding and distrust in the final negotiations.
Fiala, Robert Dennis, "The Anglo-German agreement over Portugal's African colonies, 1898" (1963). Student Work. 437.
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