Social Networks and the Circulation of Technology and Knowledge in the Global Spanish Empire
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AuthorshipYun Casalilla, Bartolomé
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Early Modern World
This chapter aims at drawing attention to the role of the Spanish Empire in the circulation of technology and technological knowledge during this epoch. It focuses on the role of informal institutions and social networks regulating such circulation and examines the relationship between political power and the control of technological knowledge, as well as the often-simplified interplay between globalization and empire.