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

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

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
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
IT-FiEUI
Dewey number
  • 303.482469060903
  • 946.903
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Newitt, M. D. D
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238) 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.
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
FIEB16706766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780521768948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)567162558
Label
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history, edited by Malyn Newitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238) 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.
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
FIEB16706766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780521768948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)567162558

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