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Polycentric Monarchies: How Did Early Modern Spain and Portugal Achieve and Maintain a Global Hegemony?
Having succeeded in establishing themselves in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, in the early 16th century Spain and Portugal became the first imperial powers on a worldwide scale. Between 1580 and 1640, when these two entities were united, they achieved an almost global hegemony, constituting the largest political force in Europe and abroad. Although they lost their ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Sussex Academic Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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Polycentric Monarchies offers a good insight into the many opportunities of an historiography of the early modern world that goes beyond the anachronistic reading of the past through a national or at least proto-national prism. The contributions to this volume, which treat about different parts of the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies in Europe, America and Asia, show each in their own manner the value of an approach that takes into consideration connectivity as well as local contextualization. ...more
PEDRO ANTÓNIO ALBUQUERQUE CASTRO ALMEIDA CARDIM nasceu em Lisboa, a 13 de Abril de 1967. Licenciado em História (1989), doutorado em História Cultural e das Mentalidades Moderna, com a tese O poder dos afectos: ordem amorosa e dinâmica política no Portugal do Antigo Regime (2000) e agregado em História Moderna (2013) pela Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, onde ...moreMore about Pedro Cardim...