Was there an Early Modern Military Revolution in Mainland Portugal?

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe First World Empire
Subtitle of host publicationPortugal, War and Military Revolution
EditorsHélder Carvalhal, André Murteira, Roger Lee de Jesus
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780367365486
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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