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The Resource Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Tamar Herzog

Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Tamar Herzog

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Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas
Title
Frontiers of possession
Title remainder
Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Tamar Herzog
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Frontiers of Possession asks how territorial borders were established in Europe and the Americas during the early modern period and challenges the standard view that national boundaries are largely determined by military conflicts and treaties. Focusing on Spanish and Portuguese claims in the New and Old Worlds, Tamar Herzog reconstructs the different ways land rights were negotiated and enforced, sometimes violently, among people who remembered old possessions or envisioned new ones: farmers and nobles, clergymen and missionaries, settlers and indigenous peoples. Questioning the habitual narrative that sees the Americas as a logical extension of the Old World, Herzog portrays Spain and Portugal on both sides of the Atlantic as one unified imperial space. She begins in the Americas, where Iberian conquerors had to decide who could settle the land, who could harvest fruit and cut timber, and who had river rights for travel and trade. The presence of indigenous peoples as enemies to vanquish or allies to befriend, along with the vastness of the land, complicated the picture, as did the promise of unlimited wealth. In Europe, meanwhile, the formation and re-formation of boundaries could last centuries, as ancient entitlements clashed with evolving economic conditions and changing political views and juridical doctrines regarding how land could be acquired and maintained. Herzog demonstrates that the same fundamental questions had to be addressed in Europe and in the Americas. Territorial control was always subject to negotiation, as neighbors and outsiders, in their quotidian interactions, carved out and defended new frontiers of possession."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Herzog, Tamar
Dewey number
946.0009/03
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP84
LC item number
.H47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Imperialism
  • Portuguese colonies
  • Spanish colonies
  • Territorial expansion
  • America
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Expansionspolitik
  • Grenzkonflikt
  • Portugal
  • Spanien
  • Südamerika
  • Diplomatiska förbindelser
  • Gränser
  • Kolonier
  • Imperialism
  • Spanien
  • Portugal
Label
Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Tamar Herzog
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining imperial spaces: how South America became a contested territory. European traditions: bulls, treaties, possession, and vassalage -- Europeans and Indians: conversion, submission, and land rights -- Defining European spaces: the making of Spain and Portugal in Iberia. Fighting a hydra: 1290-1955 -- Moving islands in a sea of land: 1518-1864
Control code
876000074
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780674735385
Lccn
2014009292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674735385
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)876000074
Label
Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Tamar Herzog
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining imperial spaces: how South America became a contested territory. European traditions: bulls, treaties, possession, and vassalage -- Europeans and Indians: conversion, submission, and land rights -- Defining European spaces: the making of Spain and Portugal in Iberia. Fighting a hydra: 1290-1955 -- Moving islands in a sea of land: 1518-1864
Control code
876000074
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780674735385
Lccn
2014009292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674735385
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)876000074

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