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The Resource Politics and religion in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa (1890-1930), Hugo Gonçalves Dores

Politics and religion in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa (1890-1930), Hugo Gonçalves Dores

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Politics and religion in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa (1890-1930)
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Politics and religion in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa (1890-1930)
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Hugo Gonçalves Dores
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eng
Summary
The Portuguese authorities balanced missionary and political dynamics as they sought to strengthen their claims over African territories in an imperial and colonial world that was becoming increasingly internationalized. This book sets out to investigate how missionary authorities reacted to national challenges from the monarchical and republican regimes, and rising competition within the Catholic world, as well as the Protestant threat, at the international level. To what degree were religious and missionary projects a political instrument? Was this situation similar in other colonial empires? The 1890 British Ultimatum was part of a process of conflicting religious competition in Africa (among Catholics, and between Catholics and Protestants) in parallel with inter-imperial disputes. The Portuguese authorities saw missionary presence as a potentially useful political weapon, but it cut two ways: in favour of or against its colonial rule. Foreigner missionaries in what was considered the Portuguese empire were viewed as threats since they could act as political bridgeheads for other imperial powers or could influence the native populations against Portuguese colonial presence. Anglo-Portuguese competition in Africa, the native uprisings against Portuguese rule, the attempts to negotiate a concordat with the Holy See, the Portuguese First Republic, and the aftermath of the First World War had powerful effects on the direction of Portuguese statehood, and were reflected in substantive internal debate and political disagreement. The overview of missionary experience in the Portuguese empire provided in this book is a major contribution to the international historiography of missions and empires. --
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1983-
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Dores, Hugo Gonçalves
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325.309469096
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Portuguese-speaking world Series
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  • Missions
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Africa
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Politics and religion in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa (1890-1930), Hugo Gonçalves Dores
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1066126237
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 241 pages
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9781845199777
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1066126237
Label
Politics and religion in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa (1890-1930), Hugo Gonçalves Dores
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1066126237
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781845199777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066126237

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