Synopses & Reviews
The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies considers the decline of the medieval universal world through the independence and secularization of the political community and the establishment of continuous and imbalanced relations between European and non-European people, through the expansion of European countries. This book reveals the strong contribution of the School of Salamanca. Internally it imposed moral restrictions against "interior barbarism," that is, power beyond the law and externally, it included "exterior barbarism," that is, "barbarian" societies, in the common political order. This book situates the School of Salamanca in the mainstream history of European political thought, drawing attention to the affairs of the Indies and relating them to other contemporary global issues.