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: 30/11/1992
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780582050686