A Balanced World. The Connected Histories of the Iberian Empires (1500-1640)
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Portugal and Spain created, within a few decades, two empires on which
«the sun never set». The closeness and the sharing of the experience of the
Reconquista are just some of the elements that Subrahmanyam presents
in order to highlight the long phase of mutual influence. From America
to Asia, from Mexico to India's shores, the historian of the University of
California points out how the constant dialogue between ruling class and
operators of the two empires has encouraged the development of similar
institutions of political choices.