Foundations of the Portuguese Empire: 1415 - 1580 (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press, 1977 - History - 533 pages
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Foundations of the Portuguese Empire, 1415-1580 was first published in 1977. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

This account traces the history of the Portuguese overseas discoveries, following the expansion into the Atlantic island, the Madeiras, and the Azores. It continues the account with the history of Portuguese discoveries along the African coast, at Guinea, the Congo, and Good Hope, then follows the voyages of Vasco da Gama to India and to Cabra, Brazil, and the expansion in the early years of the sixteen century to Malacca, China, and the East Indies. The volume presents not only a useful narrative of the spread of Portuguese empire but also new interpretations and analyses of the Portuguese overseas history.

  

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Contents

WestEast Relations from Ancient Times to
3
Portuguese and European
24
Ceuta the Beginning of Empire
46
Portuguese Expansion in Africa
57
Westward
66
New Discoveries along the African Coast
74
Explorations to Guinea and the Cape
96
Henry The Navigator Who Followed His Stars
113
the Captain Who Touched Four Continents
187
Preconditions to an Asian Empire
195
From Discovery to Conquest
220
the Nucleus 150915
243
Institutions of Trade and Government
301
the Western Periphery
338
Indonesia
360
China and Japan
380

Portuguese HavenFinding
123
Chart Makers
130
Portuguese Scientific Interests
137
the Treaty
144
147579
150
Diogo Cao and Martin Behaim
156
Attempts to Penetrate
162
May the Devil Take You
175
Japan
392
The Balance Sheet
406
The Monopoly Fails ca 1550
415
An Era of Innovation 157077
422
The Tally
429
Appendixes
439
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About the author (1977)

George D. Winius was a professor of history at the University of Leyden.

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