Imperial culture and colonial projects: The Portuguese-speaking world from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries

Diogo Ramada Curto, Alison Aiken (Translator)

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Abstract

Beyond the immeasurable political and economic changes it brought, colonial expansion exerted a powerful effect on Portuguese culture. And as this book demonstrates, the imperial culture that emerged over the course of four centuries was hardly a homogeneous whole, as triumphalist literature and other cultural forms mingled with recurrent doubts about the expansionist project. In a series of illuminating case studies, Ramada Curto follows the history and perception of major colonial initiatives while integrating the complex perspectives of participating agents to show how the empire’s life and culture were richly inflected by the operations of imperial expansion.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages514
ISBN (Electronic)9781789207071
ISBN (Print)9781789207064
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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