This audio explains the main characteristics of walled cities in the Hapsburg period and the cities that were the maritime frontier of Spanish possessions in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Caribbean. Firstly, the subject is approached from an architectural and construction point of view, making a comparison between the different port cities. Secondly, the importance of fortification goes beyond the simple defensive wall, they are also frontiers of power, with a strong symbolic character, where the city itself acts as a political, economic and military centre, especially in coastal cities. These are the gateways to maritime trade, in short, to the connection between continents.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Chronology: XVI, XVII
Scope: Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Audio
Source: UNED Serie: Geografía e Historia en Radio 3
Owner: Daniel Maldonado Cid (Modernalia)
Copyright: © Alicia Cámara Muñoz catedrática Historia del Arte, UNED, Isabel Baeza Fernández redactora - locutora, CEMAV, UNED
Abstract: Explanatory audio on the frontiers of the maritime cities in the Spanish possessions in the 16th and 17th centuries