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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

World

  • Introduction
  • I. Defining Imperial Spaces: How South America Became a Contested Territory
    • 1. European Traditions: Bulls, Treaties, Possession, and Vassalage
    • 2. Europeans and Indians: Conversion, Submission, and Land Rights
  • II. Defining European Spaces: The Making of Spain and Portugal in Iberia
    • 3. Fighting a Hydra: 1290–1955
    • 4. Moving Islands in a Sea of Land: 1518–1864
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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