Las Flotas de Indias. la revolución que cambió el mundo
Madrid: La Esfera de los Libros, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 542p., maps, color plates, tables, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78346
Since Castile looked to the west after the discovery and conquest of new territories in America, it began an imperial expansion that culminated the Hispanic Monarchy and that placed Spain as the first world power. For more than three centuries, the fleets that crossed the Atlantic to New Spain on a round trip, changed the way of understanding trade, communications and the economy to create and, above all, sustain one of the largest empires that the times have seen.
Enrique Martínez Ruiz, a great expert on the period, makes an exhaustive and comprehensive journey through the history of the fleets of the Indies, a capital element of the Spanish Empire, to value and rescue from collective oblivion the great revolution that connected the world and established free trade.