During their early journeys around the world, particularly in their travels towards the East, Portuguese had many contacts with local populations on the East African coast. The result of these intercourses has been the presence of many loanwords in these languages. These
Since 2000, there have been fewer studies released about the ‘formal aspects’ of the operation of colonial powers, such as Portugal, in the East during the Early Modern period. Prior, the fall of Communism, in the last decade of the twentieth century, gave a boost to liberal ideology, while research into topics related to autocracy or state apparatus have become unfashionable. The Portuguese role in the East is usually overlooked, being less high-profile than that of the Dutch or British. Drawing on unpublished materials from the
Overseas Historical Archive, and other libraries in Portugal, this book considers Portuguese leadership and organization at home, where it pertained to the governance of the eastern colonies; as well as the formal and ‘soft’ instruments of state applied on the ground in these colonies in first half of the eighteenth century.
A handful of Portuguese men controlled the transatlantic slave trade within the viceroyalty of New Spain (colonial Mexico) during the early seventeenth century. Neither itinerant ship captains nor well-established Crown officials, these agents on commission were known as
The Portuguese Slave Trade in Early Modern Japan: Merchants, Jesuits and Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Slaves Lucio de Sousa offers a study on the system of traffic of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean slaves from Japan. Using the Portuguese mercantile networks, de Sousa reconstructs the Japanese communities in the Habsburg Empire; and analyses the impact of the Japanese slave trade on the Iberian legislation produced in the 16th and first half of the 17th centuries.
Media are fundamental tools in the construction and reproduction of identity strategies and politics, which are tied to the processes of construction of national, ethnic, and diasporic communities in the migratory contexts. In this chapter I will discuss the context of multi-sited production of a Portuguese TV show (Magazine Contacto), created in 2003, which generates content specifically designed to reach the Portuguese diaspora communities around the world, from Macau to Venezuela. Transmitted by satellite via the Portuguese public TV channel, this show uses material produced by independent producers from fourteen of those Portuguese diaspora communities. The show, which is not broadcast in Portugal, presents itself as a discursive space for the Portuguese diaspora, with content that emphasises Portuguese culture and identity.
Medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture Encounters in Confluence and Dialogue Th e Ethnic Composition of Ottoman Ship Crews and the “Rumi Challenge” to Portuguese Identity Giancarlo Casale University of Minnesota Abstract Although the confrontation between the Ottoman and Portuguese
the Sephardim play (if any) in the formation of Papiamentu? It has often been claimed that their role was pivotal: in fact, they are not rarely held “responsible” for the Portuguese character of Papiamentu. According to Sanchez ( 2006 :157), for instance, it is “likely that Papiamentu was formed
—“opting out altogether” from investigating correlation (see Aitchison, 2013: 142). In order to test the tool of Granger Causality on a linguistic phenomenon, we analyze diachronic change in the Brazilian Portuguese ( BP ) system of wh -interrogatives. On the basis of diachronic analyses of wh -interrogative