This book addresses different dimensions of cosmopolitanism in the Portuguese-speaking world which have caused much debate, such as migration and globalisation. The volume includes contributions from leading specialists in History, Musicology, Literary Studies, Anthropology and Political Sciences. It focuses on specific processes in Brazil, Portugal, West Africa, Angola, and other parts of the world, from the sixteenth century to the present. Central topics are intercontinental trading elites, the cultural impact of forced and voluntary migration, the republic of letters, the possibilities created by freemasonry and liberalism, the adaptation of the Azorean Holy Ghost Feast to the United States, international links of conservative politicians, the international projection of the new Angolan elite, architecture and urban planning.
Contributors are: Vanda Anastácio, Cátia Antunes, Paulo Arruda, Francisco Bethencourt, Toby Green, Philip J. Havik, David R. M. Irving, João Leal, Giovanni Leoni, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, António Costa Pinto, and Phillip Rothwell.
Francisco Bethencourt is Charles Boxer Professor of History at King’s College London. He is the author of
Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century (Princeton, 2013) and
The Inquisition: a Global History, 1478-1834 (Cambridge, 2009).
Table of contents
Preface Francisco Bethencourt Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors
Cosmopolitanism: The Fortunes of a Word Francisco Bethencourt
Part 1: Expansion and Empire
On Cosmopolitanism and Cross-Culturalism: An Enquiry into the Business Practices and Multiple Identities of the Portuguese Merchants of Amsterdam Catia Antunes 3
Pluralism, Violence and Empire: The Portuguese New Christians in the Atlantic World Toby Green 4
Cosmopolitan Bravado: Gendered Agency and the Afro-Atlantic Encounter Philip J. Havik 5
Early Modern Imperialism and Cosmopolitanism Francisco Bethencourt
Part 2: Early Modern Civility
Music and Cosmopolitanism in the Early Modern Lusophone World David R.M. Irving 7
Women Writers in an International Context: Was the Marchioness of Alorna (1750–1839) Cosmopolitan? Vanda Anastácio 8
Freemasonry and Cosmopolitanism: The Case of Hipólito José da Costa (1774–1823) Paulo H. de M. Arruda
Part 3: Modern Cultural Practices
Cosmopolitanism versus Internationalism: Távora, Siza and Souto Moura Giovanni Leoni and Howard Sugar 10
Cosmopolitan Trends in the Class Structure of Pepetela’s Work Phillip Rothwell 11
Migrant Cosmopolitanism: Ritual and Cultural Innovation among Azorean Immigrants in the
Part 4: Modern Political Practices
The Appeal of Fascism: Reactionary Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th-Century Portugal António Costa Pinto 13
The New Elite, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Inequality in Contemporary Angola Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Scholars, students and cultural agents interested in the Portuguese-speaking world.