The Portuguese Expansion (15th-19th centuries)

Objectives

- To understand the concepts of the History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion within the framework of the History of Portugal and of the European Expansions (14th to 18th centuries).
- To understand the main models and vectors of the Portuguese Expansion, particularly in terms of colonization, commerce, interactions and impacts.
- To critically identify the specificities of the Portuguese Expansion within a framework of Global History.
- To understand and identify the global political, economic and ecological perspectives of the Portuguese Expansion.

General characterization

Code

722051364

Credits

10.0

Responsible teacher

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 280

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

1. A Expansão Portuguesa no contexto atual: correntes historiográficas
2 .Os antecedentes da Expansão: fatores políticos, geográficos e tecnológicos
3. Os primórdios (1415-1460)
4. A definição de uma política expansionista e a definição dos modelos (1415-1494)
5. Um império marítimo de dimensão mundial (1495-1580)
6. As potências rivais e a reorientação da presença no Índico e Atlântico
7. A territorialização do império português  
8. Interações e confronto entre povos e impactos ecológicos
   

Teaching method

The discipline is developed in an e-learning  regime, supported on the MOODLE platform. Coures are taugh also through readings, podcasts and access to different online resources.

Evaluation method

participation on MOODLE fora (continuous); mid-term paper; final paper(100%)

Subject matter

1. The Portuguese Expansion and current historiography
2. Background setting of the Expansion: Political, geographic, tecnhological factors
3. The beginning of the Expansion (1415-1460)
4. Defining an expansionist politc, models and vectors (1415-1494)
5. A global maritime empire (1495-1580)
6. Rival nations and the Portuguese presence in the Indian and Atlantic oceans´ spheres
7. The Portuguese empire and its territory
8. Interactions and confront between peoples and ecological impacts
  

Programs

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