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A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195175691
eISBN:
9780199872060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175691.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

With the opening of sea routes in the 15th century, groups of men and women left Portugal to establish themselves across the ports and cities of the Atlantic or Ocean Sea. They were refugees and ... More


Colonial Capital, Global City

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the twin roles of Manila as a colonial capital and an important node in early modern global networks. It gives a historical overview of the Spanish conquest, the foundation of ... More


The Nation Unraveled

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

in A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195175691
eISBN:
9780199872060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175691.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter relates the story of the Nation and the empire from the early 17th century to the restoration of the kingdom of Portugal's political sovereignty in 1640. It tracks the critiques and ... More


Representing the Market: From Day-to-Day Experience to the Literature of Commercial Reform

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

in A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195175691
eISBN:
9780199872060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175691.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses how leading members of the Nation entrenched themselves within the life of the royal court in Madrid. They allied themselves to key members of the aristocracy, including the ... More


The Swing to the South

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the closing stages of the American war Britain gave priority to the defence of the West Indies, regarded as a British asset of the utmost national importance, over efforts to subdue the mainland ... More


Spanish Rome, 1500-1700

Thomas James Dandelet

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089561
eISBN:
9780300133776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089561.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Rome was an aged but still vigorous power while Spain was a rising giant on track toward becoming the world's most powerful and first truly global empire. ... More


Concordia Mundi

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the search for the ten tribes in the Americas. It shows how the possibility to find the tribes in the Americas was “there” even before the discovery of the Americas ” through ... More


: Emotions, Empire, and the Tradition of the National Essay

Javier Krauel

in Imperial Emotions: Cultural Responses to Myths of Empire in Fin-de-Siecle Spain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319761
eISBN:
9781781380963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319761.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introduction clarifies the terms of the discussion about the emotional attachments to Spain’s imperial past present in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century national imaginaries. It ... More


The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Alison Games

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

How did England go from a position of inferiority to the powerful Spanish empire to achieve global pre-eminence? This book explores the period from 1560 to 1660, when England challenged dominion over ... More


Prologue

Sebastian Balfour

in The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898–1923

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205074
eISBN:
9780191676482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205074.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

It could be said that Spain lost her Empire twice over. In the early 19th century she lost her colonies on mainland America after protracted wars of independence. And at the end of the century, Spain ... More


The First Transatlantic Transfer: Spanish Migration to the New World, 1493–1810

NICOLÁS SÁNCHEZ-ALBORNOZ

in Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration 1500–1800

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204190
eISBN:
9780191676147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204190.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

While sailing back to Spain in December 1492, the flagship Santa Maria ran into the white coral reefs facing the coast of Hispaniola. Lacking space in the two remaining caravels of his fleet, ... More


Epilogue

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

in A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195175691
eISBN:
9780199872060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175691.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the unraveling of the core transatlantic networks of the Portuguese Nation. The end of the Nation engendered the beginning of new communities, each following ... More


Peoples and Terrain, Difficulties and Disappointments

Paul W. Mapp

in The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833957
eISBN:
9781469600987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833957.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses early modern Europe's engagement with western North American geography. Since Spain initiated the engagement, it is with the Spanish Empire that a study of the influence of ... More


‘Thy World, Columbus, shall be free:’ Visions of Spanish America during the Peninsular War

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

in Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the protection program of the Spanish empire, which effectively replaced the previous annexation plans of Britain. It notes that during the Peninsular War, British writing ... More


Spanish Reactions to British Pacific Encroachments, 1750–1757

Paul W. Mapp

in The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833957
eISBN:
9781469600987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833957.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the Spanish Empire, the policies of which—because of its geographic position, lingering power, and manifest potential—rival mid-eighteenth-century French and British statesmen ... More


The Politics of Imperial Pride and Shame: Enric Prat de la Riba’s La nacionalitat catalana

Javier Krauel

in Imperial Emotions: Cultural Responses to Myths of Empire in Fin-de-Siecle Spain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319761
eISBN:
9781781380963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319761.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The historical events central to Chapter Five, “The Politics of Imperial Pride and Shame,” concern the cultural and political impact of Catalan nationalism in Spain. At the beginning of the twentieth ... More


The Aftermath of Disaster

Sebastian Balfour

in The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898–1923

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205074
eISBN:
9780191676482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205074.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Disaster exposed as a terrible delusion the belief that Spain was at least a middle-ranking world power — a belief that was a central component of the national culture. The loss of the last ... More


Epilogue

Sebastian Balfour

in The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898–1923

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205074
eISBN:
9780191676482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205074.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Disaster of 1898 and the loss of the remnants of the Spanish Empire cast a long shadow over the history of 20th-century Spain. For several decades after the event, the Disaster remained the ... More


Projecting Power in the Early Modern World: The Spanish Model?

Wayne E. Lee

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the role of local people in the success or failure of imperial expansion. Far from being mere victims, these people found ways to ... More


From Aggression to Crisis: The Spanish Empire in the 1860s

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

in American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631097
eISBN:
9781469631110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631097.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Spain is strangely neglected in most accounts of the international context of the American Civil War, but as Christopher Schmidt-Nowara shows in his essay, it played a major role in the crisis of the ... More


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