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The ‘Civilisation Guild’: Race and Labour in the Third Portuguese Empire, c. 1870–1930

MIGUEL BANDEIRA JERÓNIMO

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the continuity and the resilience of slavery and other modes of forced or compulsory labour in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa from the late nineteenth century. ... More


Charles Ralph Boxer 1904–2000

M. D. D. Newitt

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Charles Boxer, the most distinguished scholar of seventeenth-century Portuguese and Dutch colonial history of his generation, was a Fellow of the British Academy. He had been an army officer and in ... More


The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Giancarlo Casale

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim nullthe Grimnull conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the ... More


Toward a Multicultural Ethics and Decolonial Meta-Identity in the Work of Fernando Sylvan

Daniel F. Silva

in Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941008
eISBN:
9781789628999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941008.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter seeks to flesh out Sylvan’s stance against Empire by interfacing his essayistic production with his poetry. For instance, in his O Racismo da Europa e a Paz no Mundo, written during the ... More


The New Christian Divide in the Portuguese-Speaking World (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries)

JOSÉ PEDRO PAIVA

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter intends to offer a general, synthetic and long-term survey of the impact of New Christian segregation throughout the Portuguese empire, between the late fifteenth and the eighteenth ... More


‘A Commanding Commercial Position’: The African Settlement of Bolama Island and Anglo-Portuguese Rivalry (1830–1870)

PHILIP J. HAVIK

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The attempt to establish plantation agriculture on the island of Bolama by British settlers in the early 1790s triggered a scramble for West Africa's resources in the Guinea Bissau region. The ... More


The ‘General Language’ and the Social Status of the Indian in Brazil, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries

ANDREA DAHER

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the uses of language in successive historical strategies in Brazil. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the Tupi language was the main vehicle for the catechising ... More


The Emergence of a Mixed Society in Cape Verde in the Seventeenth Century

TOBY GREEN

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter illuminates how a mixed cultural framework developed in the 17th century on Cabo Verde. Following commercial and ecological collapse at the end of the 16th century, the island Creole ... More


“A Mighty Multitude of Israelites”

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows how the story of the ten tribes gained purchase in European imagination. It centers on the story of David Reuveni, a man from Yemen who showed up in Rome at the time of the first ... More


Crossing the Ocean

Margret Frenz

in Community, Memory, and Migration in a Globalizing World: The Goan Experience, c. 1890-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451753
eISBN:
9780199084579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451753.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 2, ‘Crossing the Ocean’, examines geographic migration patterns from India to coastal East Africa, and from the coast to the hinterland through time. Throughout the first half of the ... More


Doubting Thomas: The Apostle and the Portuguese Empire in Early Modern Asia

Liam Matthew Brockey

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the discovery of the relics of St Thomas in India in the early sixteenth century by Portuguese explorers. It examines the debates that arose over their authenticity and the ... More


Acquisition and Circulation of Medical Knowledge within the Early Modern Portuguese Colonial Empire

Timothy Walker

in Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753586
eISBN:
9780804776332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the acquisition and circulation of indigenous medical knowledge within the Portuguese colonial empire. First, it examines the role and influence of medical techniques, ... More


Trading with the Muslim World: Religious Limits and Proscriptions in the Portuguese Empire (ca. 1480–1570)

Giuseppe Marcocci

in Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199379187
eISBN:
9780199379224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379187.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the commercial relations that the early modern Portuguese Empire entertained with the Muslim world. In principle, canon law forbade all Catholic countries and merchants from ... More


Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Daniela Bleichmar, Paula De Vos, Kristin Huffine, and Kevin Sheehan (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753586
eISBN:
9780804776332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides a survey of the practices of science in the Spanish and Portuguese empires from 1500 to 1800. Authored by an interdisciplinary team of specialists from the United States, Latin ... More


The Luso-Brazilian Enlightenment: Between Reform and Revolution

Alice Soares Guimarães

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines transformations of state–society relations in eighteenth-century Portugal in relation to Enlightened political debates of the time. It also explores how these transformations ... More


Classifying Colonial Subjects

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 describes how Spanish and Portuguese imperial states classified their subjects in colonial Latin America. Ethnoracial classification was central to the extractive aims of the Spanish and ... More


Anatomy of a Divergence: Habsburg Sovereignty and the End of the Lankan Island Empire

Zoltán Biedermann

in (Dis)connected Empires: Imperial Portugal, Sri Lankan Diplomacy, and the Making of a Habsburg Conquest in Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198823391
eISBN:
9780191862106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823391.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Chapter 8 argues that the final years of the sixteenth century and the first decade of the seventeenth century brought about one of the great misunderstandings of the early modern period: the reading ... More


Introduction: Querying the Origins of European Conquest in Asia

Zoltán Biedermann

in (Dis)connected Empires: Imperial Portugal, Sri Lankan Diplomacy, and the Making of a Habsburg Conquest in Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198823391
eISBN:
9780191862106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823391.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This introductory chapter presents the question at the core of this study: why conquer? The idea of conquering parts of Asia did not come to Europeans spontaneously, but its early history has rarely ... More


In Search of Détente: Negotiating a Transfer of Power in Rhodesia

Jamie Miller

in An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190274832
eISBN:
9780190274863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274832.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Chapter 4 illuminates how the apartheid state responded to the pending withdrawal of the Portuguese Empire from Southern Africa. It shows how, contrary to expectations, John Vorster saw events as ... More


Brazilian Historical Writing and the Building of a Nation

Ciro Flamarion Cardoso

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0023
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Brazilian historian João Capistrano de Abreu is well-known for his summary of the effects of three centuries of Portuguese colonization in his book ‘Capítulos de História Colonial’. According to ... More


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