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This booklet examines the alliance among the Spanish Crown and Genoese service provider bankers in southern Italy in the course of the early sleek period, while Spain and Genoa constructed a symbiotic fiscal courting, undergirded via a cultural and non secular alliance. interpreting early smooth imperialism, migration, and alternate, this e-book indicates that the non secular entente among the 2 international locations was once normally proficient via the spiritual department of the Mediterranean Sea. The Turkish risk within the Mediterranean strengthened the dedication of either the Spanish Crown and the Genoese retailers to Christianity. Spain's imperial procedure was once bolstered by means of its willingness to acculturate to southern Italy via equipped beneficence, illustration at civic ceremonies, and religious suggestions in the course of non secular vacations.

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