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The Resource The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history, edited by Malyn Newitt, (electronic resource)

The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history, edited by Malyn Newitt, (electronic resource)

Label
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history
Title
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670
Title remainder
a documentary history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Malyn Newitt
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415–1670 brings together a collection of documents - all in new English translation - that illustrate aspects of the encounters between the Portuguese and the peoples of North and West Africa in the period from 1400 to 1650. This period witnessed the diaspora of the Sephardic Jews, the emigration of Portuguese to West Africa and the islands, and the beginnings of the black diaspora associated with the slave trade. The documents show how the Portuguese tried to understand the societies with which they came into contact and to reconcile their experience with the myths and legends inherited from classical and medieval learning. They also show how Africans reacted to the coming of Europeans, adapting Christian ideas to local beliefs and making use of exotic imports and European technologies. The documents also describe the evolution of the black Portuguese communities in Guinea and the islands, as well as the slave trade and the way that it was organized, understood, and justified.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Newitt, M. D. D.
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portuguese
  • Slave trade
  • Africa, West
  • Africa, West
Label
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history, edited by Malyn Newitt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511779954
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Portuguese in Morocco -- The early voyages to West Africa -- The Atlantic islands -- The upper Guinea coast and Sierra Leone -- Elmina and Benin -- Discovery of the kingdom of Kongo -- Angola, Paulo Dias and the founding of Luanda -- The slave trade -- Conflict in the kingdom of Kongo in the 1560s -- Christianity in the Kongo -- The Angolan wars -- People and places
Control code
CR9780511779954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521768948
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650641234
Label
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history, edited by Malyn Newitt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511779954
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Portuguese in Morocco -- The early voyages to West Africa -- The Atlantic islands -- The upper Guinea coast and Sierra Leone -- Elmina and Benin -- Discovery of the kingdom of Kongo -- Angola, Paulo Dias and the founding of Luanda -- The slave trade -- Conflict in the kingdom of Kongo in the 1560s -- Christianity in the Kongo -- The Angolan wars -- People and places
Control code
CR9780511779954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521768948
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650641234

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