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The Other Side of Empire: Just War in the Mediterranean and the Rise of Early Modern Spain

Andrew W. Devereux


Via rigorous study of the legal arguments that Spain developed to justify its acts of war and conquest, this book illuminates Spain's expansionary ventures in the Mediterranean in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The book proposes and explores an important yet hitherto unstudied connection between the different rationales that Spanish jurists and theologians developed in the Mediterranean and in the Americas. It describes the ways in which Spaniards conceived of these two theatres of imperial ambition as complementary parts of a whole. At precisely the moment that Spain was es ... More

Keywords: Spain, Mediterranean, Kingdom of Naples, Navarre, Spaniards, just war, empire, European colonialism, Americas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501740121
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501740121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew W. Devereux, author
University of California, San Diego