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

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ISBN-10: 0195175697

ISBN-13: 9780195175691

Edition: 2006

Authors: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

List price: $31.95
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With the opening of sea routes in the fifteenth 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 migrants, traders and mariners, Jews, Catholics, and the Marranos of mixed Judaic-Catholic culture. They formed a diasporic community known by contemporaries as the Portuguese Nation. By the early seventeenth century, this nation without a state had created a remarkable trading network that spanned the Atlantic, reached into the Indian Ocean and Asia, and generated millions of pesos that were used to bankroll the Spanish empire. A Nation Upon The Ocean Sea traces the story of the Portuguese…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert is Assistant Professor of History at McGill University.