Agreement Of Tordesillas

Treaties are agreements between and between nations. Treaties have been used to end wars, settle land disputes and even destabilize new countries. to make a special condition as part of an agreement. The main settlement of the treaty was the setting of the border between the Spanish and Portuguese regions of 270 leagues further west from that set by the Inter caetera Bull of 1493. The Western shift of the demarcation line allowed the Spaniards to exert their dominance over more of what they thought was Asia. For the Portuguese, the location of the 370 league line west of the Cape Verde Islands allowed them to control the route to India that revolved around the Cape of Good Hope. Although there is no formal evidence, there is some evidence that the Portuguese were aware of the existence of land in the South Atlantic as early as 1493. The new agreement allowed them to guarantee sovereignty over what Brazil would become, officially discovered in 1500. In accordance with the African Treaty, the Portuguese and Castilian kingdoms divided Fez for future conquests; they also regulated fishing and navigation rights across the Atlantic coasts of Africa, which resulted in Castile turning around Melilla and Cazaza, including fishing on Cape Bojador, as well as attacks on these areas, from Bojador to Rio de Oro. The African agreement will be very valuable for Castile, as Catholic monarchs completed the recapture by blackmailing Granada just two years ago. This agreement with Portugal demarcated the territory for the future conquest and expansion of Hispanic Cristiaism against Islam in North Africa, a priority objective of the Spanish monarchy.

John II of Portugal therefore asked Catholic monarchs to negotiate directly the border of their Atlantic territories. Discussions culminated in the signing of the Treaty of Tordesillas on 7 June 1494. The agreement was intended to “resolve the controversy over the share of each of the two parties belonging to the space to be discovered.” To this end, it was decided that a 370-league “pole-to-pole” line would be drawn from the Cape Verde Islands. The eastern part would be part of the Portuguese domain, and the western part, that of Spanish. Everyone would commit not to send ships to sail in the partner`s territory, although an exception allows Spanish ships to cross the Portuguese domain in a “straight line” to the west. The signatories also pledged not to address the Pope`s authority to support the obligations of the Treaty, but only to ask for its recognition, granted in 1506. It was really a diplomatic agreement on territorial division, which, in fact, did not raise any question of evangelization. These don Enrique Enriques, Chief Steward, Don Gutierre de Cardenas, Chief Auditorate, and Dr.

Rodrigo Maldonado, representing very sublime and very powerful princes, the Lord and the Lady, the King and Queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon, Sicily, Granada, etc., because of their power in question, which is incorporated above, and ruy de Sousa in question, Dom Joao de Sousa , his son, , and Arias of Almadana, representative and ambassador of this very high and very excellent prince, the King of Portugal and the Algarve on this side and across the sea in Africa, Lord of Guinea, because of his power in question, which is incorporated above, promised and confirmed, on behalf of his constituents, that they and their successors and kingdoms and kingdoms forever and forever , would hold, observe and accomplish, truly and effectively, renounces all fraud, tax evasion, deception, lies and appearance, everything is stipulated in this treaty, and any part and package of it; they wished and approved that all that is stipulated in this agreement and any part of this agreement be respected, respected and executed, as is all that is stipulated in the peace treaty, between the Lord in question and the lady, the king and queen of Castile, Aragon, etc. and Lord Dom Alfonso, King of Portugal (may he rest in glory) and the king in question. , the current ruler of Portugal, his son, then prince in 1479, must be observed, fulfilled and executed, and among these penalties, bonds, securities and bonds, in accordance with and in the manner stipulated in this peace treaty.