Fiscal Administration and the Recruitment of State Agents Appointments to Office in the Joanine Kingdom of Brazil (1808-1821)

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Abstract

This article is a study of the allocation of public offices in the Americas, which aims to shed light on more general aspects of Portuguese administration during the period when the court was based in Brazil. As a royal prerogative, appointments to office were subject to various considerations, from the quality of the nominees to the state of the royal treasury. In a context marked by major upheavals, appointments to offices remained an important tool for the reinforcement of existing political loyalties or the creation of new ones.

As modalidades de recrutamento dos oficiais americanos é o objeto de estudo deste artigo que pretende contribuir para a compreensão de aspetos mais gerais da política e da administração portuguesas no período em que a corte esteve sediada no Brasil. Enquanto bens da Coroa, os cargos e ofícios podiam ser providos consoante muitas variáveis que iam desde os atributos dos nomeados até a situação dos cofres régios. Em um contexto caracterizado por grandes mudanças, podiam se constituir ainda um instrumento importante para reforçar ou criar novas fidelidades políticas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-412
Number of pages42
JournalAlmanack
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • venality of office
  • patrimonialization
  • bureaucracy
  • Ancien Régime
  • early modern
  • venalidade de ofícios
  • patrimonialização
  • burocracia
  • Antigo Regime
  • modernidade

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