Representations of Brazil and the Portuguese in 18th-Century Travel Literature

The travel literature, which did not have Brazil as final destination, could have disproportionate and unsuspected repercussions. By Dr. Ângela Maria Vieira DominguesProfessor of HistoryInstituto de Investigação Cientíca TropicalCentro de História de Além-Mar (FCSH/UNL) Abstract As part of a reflection on Atlantic history, I intend to reread the travel literature written by Europeans who stayed[…]

Chivalry in Medieval Portugal

Convent of São Gonçalo, North of Portugal / Photo by Edgar Jiménez, Wikimedia Commons The different stages in the spread and development of chivalric ideals as a feature that marked the identity of the main socio-political groups in medieval Portugal. By João Miguel Aguiar Graduate Student, College of Letters University of Porto Abstract his article seeks to understand[…]

Portugal in the Middle Ages

Illustration of the Battle of Aljubarrota by Jean de Wavrin, 15th century / British Library, Wikimedia Commons Established in the 1130s and ruled by the Portuguese House of Burgundy.. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 12.05.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction The kingdom of Portugal was established from the county of Portugal in the 1130s, ruled by the Portuguese House of Burgundy. During[…]

Portuguese Exploration and Spanish Conquest of the 15th-17th Centuries

Elmina Castle also known as St. George of the Mine Castle in Ghana / Photo by Damien Halleux Radermecker, Wikimedia Commons Examining the Portuguese exploration of the Atlantic and Spanish conquest of the Americas. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 10.29.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Portuguese colonization of Atlantic islands in the 1400s inaugurated an[…]

Spices and Ceramics Found Aboard 400-Year-Old Portuguese Shipwreck

Divers are seen during the discovery of a centuries-old shipwreck, in Cascais in a photo released Monday. / Augusto Salgado/Cascais City Hall/Handout via Reuters A 400-year-old shipwreck that signified a time when the spice trade between Portugal and India was booming has been uncovered 40 feet below the water’s surface during a dredging project. By[…]

Bringing It All Back Home: Portuguese Engineers and Their Travels of Learning (1850-1900)

Batty, Robert. Lisbon: The largo do Pelourinho. Pintado pelo Tenente Coronel Batty; gravura por Freebain. Londres: Moon Boys & Graves, 1830 / Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal    By Dr. Ana Cardoso de Matos (left) and Dr. Maria Paula Diogo (right) Cardoso: Professor of History, Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies (CIDEHUS), University of Évora Diogo: Professor of[…]