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Iberian world empires and the globalization of europe 1415–1668

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History ISBN: 9789811308338 9789811308321 Year: Pages: 531 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0833-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 679371
Subject: Economics --- History
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This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe. The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, analysing the institutions and societies resulting from contact with Iberian peoples in America and Asia. The outcome is a study that nuances and contests an excessively-negative yet prevalent image of the Iberian societies, explores the difficult relationship between empires and globalization and opens paths for comparisons to other imperial formations.

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Imperialism --- colonialism --- Iberia --- Europe

Estrabão, Geografia Livro III: Introdução, Tradução do Grego e Notas

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Book Series: DIAITA: Scripta & Realia ISSN: 21836527 ISBN: 9789892612256 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1226-3 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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The third book in Strabo’s Geography describes Iberia from the viewpoint of a Greek citizen living in Rome during the rules of Augustus and Tiberius, both Roman emperors in Strabo’s lifetime. Having himself witnessed the expansion of the Roman Empire to the western edge of Europe, the geographer from Amaseia highlights the importance attributed to the civilizing and appeasing role exercised by Rome in the westernmost region of the known world. This present edition contains the translation of the Greek text complemented by explanatory footnotes as well as an introduction that includes elements of general interest about the author and his work, a brief outline of the most influential sources in the geographer’s writings and the structure of book three of his Geography. In addition the current publication also features an index of geographical terms and another with ancient sources, a map illustrating the contours of the regions referenced by Strabo and a detailed bibliography at the end.

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Strabo --- geography --- Iberia --- Hispania --- Lusitania

Special External Effects on Fluvial System Evolution

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ISBN: 9783039215447 9783039215454 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-545-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General)
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Rivers are an excellent witness of the dynamics affecting Earth’s surface due to their sedimentary products and morphological expression, which may be considered as fluvial archives. Until now, the focus has been on evaluating the general impact of individual external factors. However, the importance of the specific environmental characteristics of these factors has become increasingly recognized, as highlighted in recent case studies. For example, the effects of regional climate, differentiated topography and vegetation, and frozen ground appear to play an essential role in the evolution of the fluvial system. Integration of such environmental conditions in the processes that were active within the complex fluvial system will open new perspectives in our progressive understanding of the evolution of landscape form, ecology, sediment fluxes, and hydrology of the system within the framework of the external drivers such as tectonics, general climate, and human activity. This is an appealing challenge that we wish to address in the present Special Issue under the aegis of the Fluvial Archives Group (FLAG).

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