By Céline Dauverd

This e-book examines the alliance among the Spanish Crown and Genoese service provider bankers in southern Italy through the early glossy period, whilst Spain and Genoa constructed a symbiotic fiscal courting, undergirded by way of a cultural and non secular alliance. reading early glossy imperialism, migration, and exchange, this booklet indicates that the non secular entente among the 2 international locations was once generally expert by means of the non secular department of the Mediterranean Sea. The Turkish hazard within the Mediterranean strengthened the dedication of either the Spanish Crown and the Genoese retailers to Christianity. Spain's imperial technique was once bolstered by way of its willingness to acculturate to southern Italy via geared up beneficence, illustration at civic ceremonies, and religious information in the course of spiritual holidays.

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