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Frontiers of Possession

Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674735385

Publication Date: 01/06/2015

Academic Trade

400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 maps


Herzog succeeds in her aim of moving beyond the usually separate histories of Spain and Portugal—and of Europe and the Americas—to complicate the accepted understanding of national and imperial boundaries as immutable facts rather than as ongoing sites of contestation.—William O’Connor, The Daily Beast

This book is about as thorough a research work as this reviewer has ever encountered… This is a truly innovative and well-documented interpretation of this topic.—D. L. Tengwall, Choice

The best account we now have of the long legal and political rivalry between the world’s first modern imperial powers.—Anthony Pagden, author of The Enlightenment and Why It Still Matters

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