Uma tipologia compósita do conhecimento imperial

Translated title of the contribution: A composite typology of imperial knowledge

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How did the European empires use the different forms of knowledge they produced to impose their own power and authority overseas? This article does not attempt to answer a question of such magnitude, but aims only to give a brief inventory of the modes of knowledge, associated with the dynamic of intellectual disciplines in Europe throughout the seventeenth century, which had a more direct impact on the organization of colonial empires.

Translated title of the contributionA composite typology of imperial knowledge
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)26-35
Number of pages10
JournalHistoria (Brazil)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Colonial empires
  • Production of knowledge
  • Technologies of power


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