The course "Diplomacy in the Worlds of Charles V: Negotiation and Dialogue" will be held from 5 to 9 July 2021, under the direction of Rosa María Martínez de Codes, professor at the Complutense University, and César Chaparro, professor emeritus at the University of Extremadura.
The course, which will be held in online format, will have a total of 20 teaching hours and a maximum of 500 students, and is sponsored by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, with the collaboration of the University of Extremadura.
The course will analyse the beginnings of modern diplomacy in the time of Charles V, an aspect of his politics to which the emperor gave his personal touch 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 passage of time and through different approaches, agreements and, above all, marriages, Charles V made extensive use of the dynasty for his diplomatic objectives, such as his marriage to Isabella of Portugal, creating the basis for 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 in the development of the first treaties and agreements in modern diplomatic history.
The course will consequently analyse the different scenarios in which negotiation and dialogue played an important role both within the empire and in the American and extra-European context.