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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


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


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


: 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


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


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


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 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


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


The Pacific Ocean and the War of the Spanish Succession

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/9780807833957.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that the antecedents to direct French trade with Peru and Chile in the first decades of the eighteenth century lay in the last three decades of the seventeenth. From the 1670s to ... More


Borderlines in Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

J. C. A. Stagg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139051
eISBN:
9780300153286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139051.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In examining how the United States gained control over the northern borderlands of Spanish America, this work reassesses the diplomacy of President James Madison. Historians have assumed that ... More


Between Justice and Economics: “Indians” and Reformism in Eighteenth-Century Spanish Imperial Thought

Brian P. Owensby

in Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771167
eISBN:
9780814708316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771167.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines indigenous customary law and tribunals in the Spanish Empire's “republic” of the Indians, with particular emphasis on the role of “Indians” in Spanish imperial thought. It ... More


A Botanical Reconquista

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the natural history expeditions of the Spanish Empire and outlines the mode of work. It explains that the expeditions were part of ambitious program of imperial science which ... More


Natives, Europeans, and Africans in Colonial Campeche: History and Archaeology

Vera Tiesler, Pilar Zabala, and Andrea Cucina (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034928
eISBN:
9780813039626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034928.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The town of San Francisco de Campeche was founded in 1540 and, during the first two centuries of the colonies, served as one of the key Mexican ports of the Spanish Empire. The chapters in this ... More


Between Faith and Empire: The Justification of the Spanish Intervention in the French Wars of Religion in the 1590s

Randall Lesaffer

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Spanish intervention under Phillip II in the French Wars of Religion during the 1590s was seen as a high point of Spain’s bid for universal monarchy over Christian Europe. This chapter explores ... More


Natural History & Visual Culture in the Spanish Empire

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the visual culture and natural history in the Spanish Empire. This volume examines the twelve thousand images created ... More


Who Should Rule?: Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire

Mónica Ricketts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190494889
eISBN:
9780190494919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494889.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Latin American History

This book examines the rise of men of letters and military officers as new and competing political actors in two central areas of the Spanish world: the viceroyalty of Peru and Spain. This was a ... More


Classifying Colonial Subjects

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 describes how Spanish and Portuguese imperial states classified their subjects in colonial Latin America. Ethnoracial classification was central to the extractive aims of the Spanish and ... More


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