Imperial Culture and Colonial Projects

Imperial Culture and Colonial Projects The Portuguese-Speaking World from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries

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Synopsis

Beyond the immeasurable political and economic changes it brought, colonial expansion exerted a powerful effect on Portuguese culture. And as this book demonstrates, the imperial culture that emerged over the course of four centuries was hardly a homogeneous whole, as triumphalist literature and other cultural forms mingled with recurrent doubts about the expansionist project. In a series of illuminating case studies, Ramada Curto follows the history and perception of major colonial initiatives while integrating the complex perspectives of participating agents to show how the empire's life and culture were richly inflected by the operations of imperial expansion.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789207064
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Imprint: Berghahn Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909.08
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 642
Weight: 853g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 29mm