A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400+1668 by Malyn NewittA History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400+1668 by Malyn Newitt

A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400+1668

byMalyn NewittEditorMalyn Newitt

Paperback | December 20, 2004

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A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400-1668provides an accessible survey of how the Portuguese became so influential during this period and how Portuguese settlements were founded in areas as far flung as Asia, Africa and South America.

Malyn Newitt examines how the ideas and institutions of a late medieval society were deployed to aid expansion into Africa and the Atlantic islands, as well as how, through rivalry with Castile, this grew into a worldwide commercial enterprise. Finally, he considers how resilient the Portuguese overseas communities were, surviving wars and natural disasters, and fending off attacks by the more heavily armed English and Dutch invaders until well into the 1600s.

Including a detailed bibliography and glossary,A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400-1668is an invaluable textbook for all those studying this fascinating period of European expansion

Malyn Newitt is Chales Boxer Professor of History at King's College London. His many publications includeThe First Portuguese Colonial Empire,A History of Mozambique and East Africa.
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Title:A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400+1668Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:December 20, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041523980X

ISBN - 13:9780415239806

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Table of Contents

List of Maps  Glossary  Preface  1. The Origins of Portuguese Expansion to 1469  2. Portuguese Expansion 1469-1500  3. Portuguese Expansion in the East and the Atlantic, 1500 to 1515  4. The Great Portuguese Diaspora 1515-1550  5. The Portuguese Empire at its Height 1550-1580  6. Challenge and Response: The Portuguese Empire
1580-1620  7. Defeat and Survival 1620-1668  8. Understanding Portuguese Expansion

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"Malyn Newitt¿s aim simply has been ¿to give a coherent account of a very complex topic for a new generation of students of European overseas expansion¿ and ¿to restore a chronological perspective to the story of the empire.¿ To do this in less than three hundred pages is no means a task, but the end product lives up to the promise. Anyone familiar with the history of the Portuguese empire should have it on the shelve." --Itinerario