The Spanish Main 1492–1800 cover
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Following Columbus's arrival in the Bahamas in 1492, the lands of the 'new world' were divided between Spain and Portugal. The riches gained by the Spaniards soon aroused the interest of the French and the English, eager to exploit the area they called the 'Spanish Main' (an area broadly encompassing the West Indies and the Central American and Mexican coast). In response, the Spanish fortified their new territories. The earliest examples were very much based on medieval styles of fortification, but over the following three centuries the fortifications were updated, modernized and improved according the latest European principles. This book describes the evolution of the fortifications and their fate.

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Published 10 Aug 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846030055
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 0 b/w; 0 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 49
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

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