Odysseus in the seas of South: The Greek presence in the overseas possessions of Spain (16th-17th century).

Ioannis K. Hasiotis


University Studio Press

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Pages: 448

Size: 24 x 17 cm.

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The presence of the Greeks in the overseas possessions of Spain is an important chapter of the early modern Greek history. The more than three centuries of organic political, economic and cultural connection of Spain with its overseas possessions imposes both to the student of Spanish history and to the and to the student of the relations of the Greek world with the Spanish world the present research.

This book, based on an exhaustive use of both published and unpublished sources, attempts to document the unlamented Odysseys, who dared to penetrate as early as the dawn of modern times into those distant and still unknown lands, and to show their remarkable activity in key sectors (military, economic, social, etc.) of the society of their new homelands. In lastly, the Greek presence in Spain’s overseas possessions, both on the American continent and in the Pacific, should not be forgotten in the cemeteries of history, nor should it remain and should not be forgotten in the cemeteries of history and should not be left to be buried in the archival repositories.

Ioannis K. Hasiotis is Professor Emeritus of the Department. Professor of History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.