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RAVEST MORA, MANUEL. LA PATAGONIA ORIENTAL SEGÚN UNA REAL CÉDULA de 1570 MENOSPRECIADA POR LA HISTORIOGRAFÍA CHILENA. Historia (Santiago) [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.2, pp. 445-464. ISSN 0717-7194. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-71942005000200007.
This work deals with a 1570 Phillip the II Decree that fused a section of Atlantic Patagonia with the Rio de la Plata Province, origin of late Argentine Republic, who, apparently, learned about it thirty years after ended the discussion held with Chile in respect the rights of each country towards the southern extreme of America. Found by a chilean diplomat, who informed his Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1876 and wrote about the document in a book published in 1903, it has been systematically ignored by chilean scholars. The work examines the possible causes for this historiographyc silence, and the rectifications that the Royal Decree introduces in the classical chilean thesis about Patagonia, enounced by Miguel Luis Amunategui in middle XIX century, according to which that whole territory always belonged to Chile since 1554
Palabras clave : Patagonia; Chile and Argentina boundaries; XVI century.