Dom frei Lourenço Garro, bispo de Santiago, o verdadeiro autor de um texto antiesclavagista do século XVII

Translated title of the contribution: Friar Lourenço Garro, Bishop of Santiago, the true author of a 17th century anti-slavery text

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Abstract

O tema do artigo é uma carta, sem data nem autor, dirigida a um dos reis de Portugal por um bispo de Santiago de Cabo Verde, condenando o tráfico negreiro promovido pelos Portugueses e propondo a libertação dos escravos batizados. O documento tem sido, até agora, atribuído ao bispo D. Pedro Brandão, presente naquela diocese nos últimos anos do século XVI, autoria que aqui se contesta, defendendo-se que foi o bispo D. Lourenço Garro o verdadeiro autor da carta, que a deverá ter escrito nos anos quarenta do século XVII. Procura-se também enquadrar o documento na literatura antiesclavagista portuguesa e castelhana dessas duas centúrias.

This article concerns a letter sent by a Cape Verde bishop to the king of Portugal. The subject matter of this letter was both to condemn the slave trade and to propose the liberation of slaves whenever they were christened. The document has been attributed to the Bishop Pedro Brand.o, who lived in Cape Verde during the last years of the sixteenth century. This article proposes Bishop Louren.o Garro as the letter’s real author, who probably wrote it in the 1640s. The article also integrates the letter into the Portuguese and Spanish anti-slave trade literatures of those centuries.
Translated title of the contributionFriar Lourenço Garro, Bishop of Santiago, the true author of a 17th century anti-slavery text
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)181-198
Number of pages18
JournalLusitania Sacra
Volume32
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Escravidão
  • Tráfico negreiro
  • Cabo Verde
  • Pedro Brandão
  • Lourenço Garro
  • Slavery
  • Slave trade
  • Cape Verde

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