History of the Portuguese Expansion

Objectives

Available soon

General characterization

Code

711051104

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Alexandra Maria Pinheiro Pelúcia, João Paulo Azevedo de Oliveira e Costa

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None.

Bibliography

COSTA, João Paulo Oliveira e (coor.), RODRIGUES, José Damião, e OLIVEIRA, Pedro Aires de, História da Expansão e do Império Português, Lisboa, A Esfera dos Livros, 2014, pp. 11-339.
DOMINGUES, Francisco Contente (dir.), Dicionário da Expansão Portuguesa 1415-1600, 2 vols., s.l., Círculo de Leitores, 2016.

Teaching method

Theoretical lessons are based in lectures conducted by the teacher. Practical lessons are based on the discussion of topics by students, under the guidance of the teacher, using the presentation, analysis and commentary of documental sources, critical bibliography, audiovisual products, maps and other iconographic materials.

Evaluation method

Essay(50%), Written test (50%)

Subject matter

Expansion historiography and operating concepts
∙ Discoveries seen by contemporary societies
∙ The indigenous worlds
- The European character of Portuguese expansion
∙ The rhythms of time (from the Maritime Empire to the Territorial Empire)
∙ Navigation and cartography
∙ Experience and science
∙ Geographic revolution and globalization
∙ Travel chronicles and literature
∙ Exotisms
∙ Slave traffick
- The new world trade
∙ Governing modes and agents
- Patronage, religious orders and missions
- European rivalries overseas
∙ Confrontations and collaborations with native peoples
∙ Migrations, racisms and miscegenations
∙ Portuguese colonial societies and <tribes>

Programs

Programs where the course is taught: