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By Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

ISBN-10: 0195175697

ISBN-13: 9780195175691

ISBN-10: 0195175700

ISBN-13: 9780195175707

With the outlet of sea routes within the 15th century, teams of guys and ladies left Portugal to set up themselves around the ports and towns of the Atlantic or Ocean sea. They have been refugees and migrants, investors and mariners, Jews , Catholics, and the Marranos of combined Judaic-Catholic tradition. They shaped a diasporic neighborhood recognized via contemporaries because the Portuguese kingdom. via the early 17th century, this state with no kingdom had created a striking buying and selling community that spanned the Atlantic, reached into the Indian Ocean and Asia, and generated thousands of pesos that have been used to bankroll the Spanish empire. A kingdom Upon the sea Sea strains the tale of the Portuguese country from its emergence within the overdue 15th century to its fragmentation in the course of the 17th and situates it in terms of the parallel enlargement and problem of Spanish imperial dominion within the Atlantic. opposed to the backdrop of this courting, the booklet reconstitutes the wealthy internal lifetime of a neighborhood in accordance with move, maritime exchange, and cultural hybridity. we're brought to mariners and investors in such disparate locations as Lima, Seville and Amsterdam, their daily interactions and understandings, their homes and family kinfolk, their inner most reflections and public arguments. This finaly-textured account finds how the Portuguese state created a cohesive and significant group regardless of the mobility and dispersion of its participants; how its types of sociability fed into the improvement of strong transatlantic advertisement networks; and the way the daily adventure of alternate used to be translated into the field of Spanish imperial politics of industrial reform in keeping with religious-ethnic toleration and the liberalization of exchange. A microhistory, A country Upon the sea Sea contributes to our knowing of the wider histories of capitalism, empire, and diaspora within the early Atlantic.

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