Forging social links through the navy: Elite family connections across the Spanish Atlantic, 1750–1810

@article{OrtegadelCerro2020ForgingSL,
  title={Forging social links through the navy: Elite family connections across the Spanish Atlantic, 1750–1810},
  author={Pablo Ortega-del-Cerro},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={17},
  pages={206 - 226}
}
ABSTRACT This work seeks to analyse the links between elite families on both sides of the Spanish Atlantic through the processes of social negotiations that took place within the Spanish navy in the second half of the eighteenth and the opening decade of the nineteenth century. Increasingly close links led elite families to undergo and to experience similar transformations, such as new ways of representing kinship, changes in power networks, and different distinction patterns. This work… Expand
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