- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691142777
- ISBN-13: 978-0691142777
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,339,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic
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"Adelman's book is based on his mastery of the extensive secondary literature on the political economy of the empires of Spain and Portugal and his own research in the archives of both empires. This is Atlantic history as it should be written, with an eye to small detail and an ability to reconstruct the broad sweep of history over a vast area."--Stuart Schwartz, Yale University
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