Four. Portuguese and Spaniards in the Age of European Expansion

  1. Thomas H. Holloway Professor of History President Executive Secretary of CLAH
  1. William D. Phillips Jr. Professor of History Director1 and
  2. Carla Rahn Phillips Union Pacific Professor2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391633.ch4

A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History

How to Cite

Phillips, W. D. and Phillips, C. R. (2010) Portuguese and Spaniards in the Age of European Expansion, in A Companion to Latin American History (ed T. H. Holloway), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391633.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of California at Davis, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Early Modern History, the University of Minnesota, USA

  2. 2

    University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131612

Online ISBN: 9781444391633

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Keywords:

  • Portuguese and Spaniards, in the Age of European Expansion - history of humankind in Western Hemisphere;
  • history and interaction of three component parts - of Old World of the Eastern Hemisphere, Europe, Africa and Asia;
  • T-O maps, shorthand description of layout and presentation - Mediterranean Sea forming base of a “T” with Jerusalem at its head;
  • The T-O maps, evidence of medieval ignorance - of true shape of the earth;
  • North Africa and the Middle East – Europeans, with access to products of Africa and Eurasia;
  • Spain, Christian leaders in the north - campaigns against Muslim lands of south-Spaniards in the Americas;
  • International trade, role in supplying - luxuries demanded by European elite;
  • eastern Mediterranean, laying firmly in hands of Muslims - beyond control of Christian leaders in Europe;
  • Muslims, the Ottoman Turks - major threat to Christian rulers;
  • European and native peoples' relations - in Canaries, foreshadowing experiences in Americas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • bibliography