Includes bibliographical references (p. -236) and index.
1. Portuguese nation and Spanish empire in the sixteenth century -- 2. Settling upon the seas : a maritime community in movement and formation -- 3. "Cada casa, un mundo" : the domestic foundation of a trading community -- 4. A vast machine : the nation's Atlantic trading networks -- 5. Representing the market : from day-to-day experience to the literature of commercial reform -- 6. The nation unraveled
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