The Portugese Empire in Asia 1500 - 1700, Paperback Book

The Portugese Empire in Asia 1500 - 1700 Paperback


Portugal, a tiny nation with around a million inhabitants, created a world empire between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries which left vestiges in Africa and Asia as late as the 1970s.

To illuminate the Asian dimension of this empire -- to show how it came into being and how it changed over time -- Dr Subrahmanyam explores the interaction of international and local factors in Europe, Asia and East Africa alike.

This is a major contribution to the early modern history of Asia, as well as to the study of European expansion.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780582050686



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