Was there an early modern military revolution in mainland Portugal? I propose a deliberately contradictory and, hopefully, complex answer. I hypothesize that the kingdom’s peculiar insularity was a result of the overdetermination of its peripheral geographical position from the consequences of the evolution suffered by Hispanic and English monarchies. Simultaneous concern about both European and overseas issues was a common feature of several European states, but in the case of Portugal, there is a marked disproportion between the influence on European and overseas affairs.
|Title of host publication||The First World Empire|
|Subtitle of host publication||Portugal, War and Military Revolution|
|Editors||Hélder Carvalhal, André Murteira, Roger Lee de Jesus|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|