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Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez covers a wide range of geographical areas – Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Maghreb – and specialities – history archaeology, literature, geography, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics - from Antiquity to the present day.
The former series (n° 1 to 32) is available on Persée platform.

Current open issue
48-2 | 2018 (Open issue)
Conexiones imperiales en ultramar

España y Portugal, 1575-1668
Imperial connexions overseas: Spain and Portugal, 1575-1668
Connexions impériales au-delà des mers : Espagne et Portugal, 1575-1668

If we look at some of our most widespread textbooks on modern European history, we will realize that as long as we do not incorporate the Iberian colonial world into them, we will continue to offer a deficient narrative. Thus, can we understand the commercial apogee of Holland in the 17th century, without taking into account the nautical discoveries made by Spanish and Portuguese explorers in previous years? The articles of this dossier attempt to answer this question, based on three levels of approach: the one provided by case studies that are little or unknown; the one that analyses preconceived models of colonization with the clear aim of legitimizing other political structures; and the one that makes a comparison with experiences similar to those conducted in other territories.

Publication history

Numéro en cours, ouvert le 5 novembre 2018

latest texts

Latest issue
48-1 | 2018
Los metales preciosos: de la extracción a la acuñación (Antigüedad - Edad Media)

Les métaux précieux : de l’extraction à la frappe monétaire (Antiquité - Moyen Âge)
Precious metals: from extraction to minting (Antiquity - Middle Ages)
Edited by Christian Rico and Almudena Orejas

For some time now gold and silver, two metals of strategic importance in Antiquity and the High Middle Ages, have been receiving increasing attention from historians, archaeologists and archaeometrists. By way of a number of studies dealing with the Iberian Peninsula, Gaul and Italy and also with the Greek world, this dossier aims to present a picture of the current problems and research concerning gold and silver, particularly those addressing issues relating to their quantification, circulation and use, especially as coinage. These studies draw attention to all the possible advantages accruing from cross-utilisation of historical, archaeological and archaeometric sources and methods to gain a better understanding of ancient economies and the role of precious metals in them.

Publication history

Numéro en cours, ouvert le 7 mars 2018 et fermé le 15 avril 2018

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