2012
DOI: 10.3989/chdj.2012.m104
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<i>In a world without faith and dominated by ambition</i>: Representations of Brazil and the Portuguese in the First Half of the Eighteen Century European Travel Literature

Abstract: As part of a reflection on Atlantic history, I intend to reread the travel literature written by Europeans who stayed briefly at the Brazilian shore, so as to learn about the Portuguese empire -and particularly Brazil- from the inside and understand how the Portuguese and Luso-Brazilians of the colony were perceived. Travelers registered their impressions based on their own principles, and in some cases exaggerated the cultural differences they observed. This rereading makes it possible to evaluate the differe… Show more

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