On 1649, the Portuguese Government established the General Trade Company of Brazil under the protection of King João IV. The original plan was to engage the most remarkable traders at that time to promote the profitable trade of the Portuguese Atlantic, particularly that related to Brazil. These would, therefore, promote the trade between Portugal and his colonies by deploying the connections of the New Christians (conversos) and their transnational networks. Thus, this article aims not only to disclose the European network of the General Trade Company of Brazil, but also to shed light on its agents’ role and duties within the Company.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Topoi : Revista de História|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2017|