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Author Humble Ferreira, Susannah.
Title The crown, the court and the Casa da Índia : political centralization in Portugal, 1479-1521 / by Susannah Humble Ferreira.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, [2015]

Author Humble Ferreira, Susannah.
Series The medieval and early modern Iberian world ; v. 60
Medieval and early modern Iberian world ; v. 60.
Subject Portugal. Casa da India -- History.
Royal houses -- Political activity -- Portugal -- History.
Finance -- Political aspects -- Portugal -- History.
Historiography -- Political aspects -- Portugal -- History.
Patronage, Political -- Portugal -- History.
Social change -- Portugal -- History.
Portugal -- Politics and government -- To 1580.
Portugal -- Territorial expansion -- History.
Portugal -- History -- John II, 1481-1495.
Portugal -- History -- Manuel I, 1495-1521.
Description 1 online resource (197 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In The Crown, the Court and the Casa da Índia, Susannah Humble Ferreira examines the social and political context that gave rise to the Portuguese Overseas Empire during the reigns of João II (1481-95) and Manuel I (1495-1521). In particular the book elucidates the role of the Portuguese royal household in the political consolidation of Portugal in this period. By looking at the relationship of the Manueline Reforms, the expulsion of the Jews and the creation of the Santa Casa da Misericordia to the political threat brought on by the expansion of Ferdinand of Aragon into the Mediterranean, the author re-evaluates the place of the overseas expansion in the policies of the Portuguese crown"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Names and currency -- Spin doctors of the crown : the chroniclers and their contexts -- From royal household to royal court : patronage as a political strategy -- Inquiry and reform -- Alms for the King -- The crown and its castles.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004298194 (electronic bk.)
9004298193 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 910816252
Additional Format Print version: Ferreira, Susannah. Crown, the Court and the Casa da Índia. Leiden : BRILL, 2015 9789004278868

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