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[…]