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How to be Imperial: The Case of the Global Spanish Monarchy
October 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
By Prof. Felipe Fernandez Armesto (University of Notre Dame)
As part of NUI Galway History Research Seminar Series Semester 1, 2019
This week’s History Research Seminar features world-renowned scholar and intellectual Prof. Felipe Fernandez Armesto speaking on the theme, “How to be Imperial: The Case of the Global Spanish Monarchy”. Armesto is William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and the author of over twenty books, many of which are best-sellers around the world. Most of these focus on early modern Spain and its expansion into the New World, but Armesto has also written several books on broader themes on a global scale, such as Truth: A History and Guide for the Perplexed (2010) and Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration (2006), which has been translated into 27 languages. In 2019, he published The Oxford Illustrated History of the World and Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It, a history of the power of imagination. Armesto is the recipient of two honorary doctorates and the Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X the Wise, Spain’s highest honour for contributors to science, scholarship, education, and the arts.