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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
Creator
Subject
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
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Herzog, Tamar,
Dewey number
946.0009/03
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Imperialism
Label
Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Tamar Herzog
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn897599656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674735385
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897599656
Label
Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Tamar Herzog
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn897599656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674735385
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897599656

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