Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm
296 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4340-6 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the Haney Foundation Series
"A powerful and complex challenge to the traditional story of how the Spanish Empire was sustained during the four centuries from the conquest of the Muslims in southern Spain to the end of the seventeenth century. This masterful and original study and its methodology will open a whole new approach to the history of empires from ancient times to the present."–Helen Nader, University of Arizona
This book explores how the Fernández de Córdoba family established networks of kin and clients that horizontally connected disparate imperial territories, binding together religious communities—Christians, Muslims, and Jews—and political factions—Comunero rebels and Catalan, French, and Ottoman sympathizers—into an incorporated imperial polity.
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