A cidade de Baçaim e o seu território: testemunhos históricos e arqueológicos portugueses na Índia (séculos XVI a XVIII)

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Most part of Greater Mumbai belonged to Portugal between 1534 and 1739, except for the island of Bombay, handed over to the British in 1665. The territory of Bassein, the ancient capital of this region, was the first settlement of Estado da Índia to occupy a significant area.

The Portuguese enjoyed territorial stability during its first century in Bassein. This favoured the Portuguese annexation of land throughout the incorporation of pre-existing structures, the application of solutions used in other Asian cities and creating original methods of appropriating rural areas.

In this text we intend to make light over the Portuguese occupation of Bassein throughout the study of primitive villages, churches and forts established under Portuguese rule and which remain hidden at Great Mumbai. This research was part of a project which intended to comprehend the origins of this Indian metropolis. It included both structures setting and investigation of written sources.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationArqueologia e História
Subtitle of host publicationdiversidade e complexidade dos processos de povoamento no passado
Editors Arno Alvarez Kern, Ione Aparecida Martins Castilho Pereira
Place of PublicationPorto Alegre
PublisherediPUCRS - Editora da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-85-397-1235-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameHistória #81


  • Mumbai
  • Arqueologia Histórica
  • Expansão Portuguesa
  • Vasai
  • Idade Moderna
  • Estado da Índia

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