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Jorge Flores

Professor of Early Modern Global HistoryFlores photo



Prof. Flores is leaving the Institute in Summer 2019 and is not taking any more supervisees.

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

Current seminars at the 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:Unwanted Neighbours: The Mughals, the Portuguese, and their Frontier Zones (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, in press) and The Accidental Persianate State: Political Communication Between Portuguese Goa and Mughal India (in progress).


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.
  • with I. Zupanov and C. Lefèvre, 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. J.H. Bentley, S. Subrahmanyam and M. 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 M. Eliav-Feldon and T. 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 R. Aldrich and K. McKenzie, eds., The Routledge History of Western Empires, Oxford and New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 33-45.


  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian





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