Portuguese Crown and the Mediterranean (1453-1535)

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Abstract

During the 15th century the Portuguese started the exploration of the Atlantic Ocean opening the Age of Discoveries. They colonized the archipelagos, they opened trading routes with different points of the western coast of Africa and they looked for new intercontinental routes.
However, at the same time Portugal kept its lasting connection with the Mediterranean, and king Manuel I (r. 1495-1521) wished to lead a Crusade against Jerusalem. In my paper I shall examine the consecutive fleets that Portugal sent to Mediterranean to fight the muslims from the middle of the 15th century to the middle of the 16th, and its articulation with the building of an overseas empire that toom place at the same time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages47
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event22nd Annual International Congress Mediterranean Studies Association International Congress - University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece
Duration: 29 May 20191 Jun 2019
Conference number: 22
https://www.mediterraneanstudies.org/2019-conference.html

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Conference22nd Annual International Congress Mediterranean Studies Association International Congress
Abbreviated titleMSA2019
CountryGreece
CityRethymnon
Period29/05/191/06/19
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