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FOREWORD vi
SERIES EDITOR PREFACE viii
ABOUT THE AUTHOR xi
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xii 
INTRODUCTION 1
Motivation: "Christians, Spices and More?" 2
The Means: "Maps, Money, and Ships" 6
Was the World Flat or Round? 9
Caravels, Naus, and Carracks 13
The Iberian Century, ca. 1490 to 1600 17
The First Century of Global Conflict, 1600-1700 19
1 THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE IN ASIA
AND BRAZIL, ca. 1500-1700 30
Portugal and Prince Henry the Navigator 30
Rounding the Cape of Good Hope: The 32
Reign of D. João II
The First Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497-1499) 33
Building a Spice Empire in Asia, ca. 1500-1520 35
First Page of Caminha's Letter 37
The Estado da India, 1520-1600 45
Building a Land Empire in Brazil, 1500-1600 51
Decline and Rebirth in Asia and Brazil, 1600-1700 55
Seventeenth Century Brazil: The Dutch Challenge 60
and Beyond
Sources 66
2 THE SPANISH EMPIRE IN THE NEW WORLD, 78
CA. 1480-1700
The Enterprise of the Indies 78
Columbus's Fleet of 1492 84
Columbus's Later Expeditions and Death 86
Early Attempts at Empire, 1493-1520 87
The Voyage of Magellan 91
Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico 94
Pizarro and the Incas 97
The Age of the Conquistadores 100
Administering the New World 102
The Philippines, 1521-1700 104
The Economic Structures of Spanish America 107
Social and Cultural Life in Colonial Spanish America 109
Religion and the Missionary Orders 112
Survival of Empire in the 17th Century 113
Sources 115
3 THE DUTCH EMPIRE IN ASIA AND THE 126
ATLANTIC WORLD, CA. 1600-1700
The Voyage of Houtman, 1595-1597 128
Competing Dutch Companies, 1597-1602 130
The Foundation of the United Dutch East India 132
Company, 1602
The Dutch Strategy 133
Empire Building in Indonesia, ca. 1609-1629 136
The Spice Islands 138
Consolidation and Expansion under Van Diemen 144
Warfare with the Portuguese on Ceylon 1638-1658 147
Malacca and Japan 149
The Dutch West India Company (WIC) 16221-1700 153
The Maetsuycker Years in Asia, 1653-1678 157
Mounting Problems for the VOC, 1660-1700 159
Sources 163
4 THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH EMPIRES IN 174
THE NEW WORLD AND ASIA, CA. 1600-1700
Privateers and the Periphery of World Empire 174
The English Empire in the New World and 176
Asia, 1500-1700
The Northwest Passage 177
Privateering and Permanent Colonies 178
Virginia and Massachusetts 181
Carribean, South America, and the 'Triangular Trade' 184
The English East India Company 187
Rivalry with the Dutch in Indonesia, ca. 1600-1623 189
The Shift to Persia and India, ca. 1620-1700 191
The French Challenge ca. 1500-1600 197
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier, 1534-1544 198
The French Empire in Canada and the Caribbean, 200
1600-1700
The French Empire in the Indian Ocean Basin, 207
1500-1700
Sources 216
EPILOGUE: MAKING CONNECTIONS 229
BIBLIOGRAPHY 234
INDEX 243

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Discoveries in geography -- European.