Disaster at Darien (1698–1700)? The Persistence of Spanish Imperial Power on the Eve of the Demise of the Spanish Habsburgs

@article{Storrs1999DisasterAD,
  title={Disaster at Darien (1698–1700)? The Persistence of Spanish Imperial Power on the Eve of the Demise of the Spanish Habsburgs},
  author={Christopher Storrs},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  year={1999},
  volume={29},
  pages={38 - 5}
}
  • C. Storrs
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Sociology
  • European History Quarterly
Between November 1698 and April 1700, a serious, but ultimately unsuccessful, attempt was made by the recently (1695) established Company of Scotland for Trading with Africa and the Indies to establish a Scots colony on the isthmus of Darien, in Spanish central America. Not surprisingly, this abortive project, which was typical of the way numerous states, large and small, sought in one way or another in the later seventeenth century to break into the lucrative colonial and overseas trades, has… Expand
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