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The arrival of European Christians in India during the 16th century
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The arrival of European Christians in India in the 16th century was part of the Portuguese political and economic expansion. In competition with the Spanish kingdoms of Castile and Aragón and with the Italian city states such as Genoa and Venice, Portugal sought to establish itself as a maritime power in the latter half of the 15th century. The expansion of the Ottoman Empire into the Balkans and its capture of Co…

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Guenther, Alan, “The arrival of European Christians in India during the 16th century”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_28446>
First published online: 2015



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