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Jorge Flores

Professor of Early Modern Global HistoryFlores photo


Tel. [+39] 055 4686 594 / 489
Email Jorge.Flores@EUI.eu

Administrative Assistant: Monica Palao

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy

Villa Salviati, Manica - Office SAMN 238 - For appointments please contact: Monica Palao


Fields of Research

  • Global history and history of globalization
  • History of the Portuguese Empire
  • European expansion and interaction in Asia (especially South Asia) 1500-1800
  • Imperial history
  • Indian Ocean studies
  • Early modern history


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian

Current Seminars at EUI

Current Research Projects

Prof. Flores’ recent research has focused on the political communication, as well as on the production and circulation of cultural imagery between the Portuguese Empire and Mughal India. He is currently completing two books on the topic:the Mughal Padshah. A Jesuit Treatise on Emperor Jahangir’s Court and Household (Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2015); and Unwanted Neighbours: The Mughals, the Portuguese, and their Frontiers (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, expected 2016). Among other future projects, Prof. Flores will soon start writing with Jos Gommans (Leiden University) a comparative history of the Portuguese Estado da Índia and the Dutch VOC.

Selected Recent Publications

  • The Mughal Padshah. A Jesuit Treatise on Emperor Jahangir’s Court and Household, Brill, 2015. 
  • Nas Margens do Hindustão. O Estado da Índia e a Expansão Mogol, ca. 1570-1640, Coimbra, Coimbra University Press, 2015.
  • Ines Zupanov, Corinne Lefèvre, Jorge Flores, eds., Cosmopolitismes en Asie du Sud. Sources, itinéraires, langues (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles), Paris, EHESS, Collection Purusartha no. 33, 2015.
  • “The Iberian Empires, 1400-1800”, in The Cambridge History of the World, vol. 6: The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, eds. Jerry H. Bentley, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Part I: Foundations, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press, 2015, ch. 11, pp. 271-296.
  • “Between Madrid and Ophir: Erédia, a Deceiful Discoverer?”, in Miriam Eliav-Feldon and Tamar Herzig, eds., Dissimulation and Deceit in Early Modern Europe, London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, ch. 12, pp. 184-210.
  • “The Mogor as Venomous Hydra: Forging the Mughal-Portuguese Frontier”, Journal of Early Modern History, 19 (2015).
  • “Floating Franks: The Portuguese and their Empire as seen from Early Modern Asia”, in Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie, eds., The Routledge History of Western Empires, Oxford and New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 33-45.

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