A Book Review of The Portuguese Empire, 1415-1808: A World on the Move by A. J. R. Russell-Wood This book report will analyze the holistic historical analysis of the Portuguese seafaring empire in The Portuguese Empire, 1415-1808: A World on the Move by A. J. R. Russell-Wood. By defining the key elements of the Portuguese exploration of the world in the 15th and 16th centuries, an economic and technological focus on how trade affected explorers in relation to global trade routes is explored by the author. By using secondary sources to define how explorers viewed the world through a Portuguese perspective, Russell-Wood also defines how common sailors, ethnic groups, and merchants viewed the world in a globally homogenous variety of ethnic...The end:
.....stic exchange of ideas so important to Portugal naval expansion in the 16th century (245). In this manner, Russell-Wood provides a diverse and complex set of varying scholarly approaches that seek to define the Portuguese empire at its apogee, which detail the current need for historians to combine their various diverse specializations to create a wider and more expanded Portuguese history in the 20th and 21st centuries. This is how this book defines the early origins, development, and final dominance of world trade that was part of the Portuguese empire defined in Russell-Wood’s historical analysis. Works Cited: Russell-Wood, A. J. R. The Portuguese Empire, 1415-1808: A World on the Move. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.