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Emigration and the Sea [electronic resource]: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

Malyn Newitt
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Language
Text in English
Variant Title
Alternative history of Portugal and the Portuguese
ISBN
9780190263935, 0190263938
Summary
Today Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world and Brazil is a new economic powerhouse. both phenomena result from the Portuguese "Discoveries" of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and the Catholic missions that planted Portuguese communities in every continent. Some were part of the Portuguese empire but many survived independently under other rulers with their own Creole languages and indigenized Portuguese culture. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries these were joined by millions of economic migrants who established Portuguese settlements in Europe, North America, Venezuela and South Africa - and in less likely places, including Bermuda, Guyana and Hawaii. Interwoven within this global history of the diaspora are stories of the Portuguese who left mainland Portugal and the islands, the lives of the Sephardic Jews, the African slaves imported into the Atlantic Islands and Brazil and the Goans who later spread along the imperial highways of Portugal and Britain. much of Portugal's contribution to science and the arts, as well as its influence in the modern world, can be attributed to the members of these widely scattered Portuguese communities, and these are given their due in Newitt's engrossing volume. -- jacket
Contents
  • Emigrations, Diasporas and people on the move
  • Points of departure: Portugal from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century
  • Points of departure: the Atlantic Islands
  • The diaspora of the Sephardic Jews
  • Portuguese migration and settlement in Asia
  • The Portuguese in Brazil
  • Portuguese emigration in the twentieth century
  • The Portuguese diaspora in Europe
  • The Caribbean, Canada and South America
  • The Portuguese diaspora in the United States
  • Portuguese emigration to Africa
  • The Portuguese and the sea.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index.
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