Revista Brasileira de História
On-line version ISSN 1806-9347
RIBEIRO, José Iran. The strengthening of the Imperial State through Military Recruitment in the context of the Farrapos War. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.62, pp. 251-271. ISSN 1806-9347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-01882011000200014.
The strengthening of the Brazilian Imperial state has been explained in various manners. Nevertheless, although the context of the first half of the nineteenth century was marked by the outbreak of numerous armed revolts, there are almost no analyses relating the policy of the Court and the provinces to the significant growth in the operation of the Brazilian Imperial army. This is precisely the objective of this paper, which will analyze the capacity of the authorities to recruit the necessary military forces in that context of intense military mobilization, relating this to the strengthening of imperial authority. It is concluded that the different provincial realities decisively influenced the process of obtaining recruits and the greater or lesser strengthening of imperial power in local realities.
Keywords : Brazilian Imperial State; Military Recruitment; Farrapos War.