Wood, Trade, and Spanish Naval Power (c.1740-1795)

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By focussing on timber sourcing, this book sheds light on the exploitation of forests in settings outside the Iberian Peninsula, including foreign states in the southern Baltic region and the colonial territory of New Spain between the c.1740-1795.

Analysis of contracts, projects, and their implementation by the Spanish crown in the 18th century allow for a better understanding of the position of the Spanish monarchy’s nearly global efforts to sustain its naval commitments in the Atlantic World.

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Rafał B. Reichert, Ph.D. (2010), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), is Professor of Latin American History at the Institute of Iberian and Ibero-American Studies at the University of Warsaw. He has published many articles on Latin America and Europe in scientific journals and three monographs, including Sobre las olas de un mar plateado. La política defensiva española y el financiamiento militar novohispano en la región del Gran Caribe, 1598-1700 (CEPHCIS-UNAM, 2013).
This book is intended for scholar, MA, and PhD students. This work appeals a fairly broad and diverse scholarly audience. It certainly fits within the History of the Environment, Maritime History, Economic History, and Global History.
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