Penachos de ideias: A Guerra de Sucessão da Espanha e a formação de Pedro Miguel de Almeida Portugal, 3o conde de Assumar

Translated title of the contribution: Plumes of ideas: The Spanish war of succession and the coming-of-age of Pedro Miguel de Almeida Portugal, 3rd Earl of Assumar

David Martín Marcos, Rodrigo Bentes Monteiro

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Abstract

The article discusses the role of Pedro Miguel de Almeida Portugal (1688-1756) in the Spanish War of Succession (1701-1714), during the embassy of his father, João de Almeida Portugal, 2nd Earl of Assumar, alongside the forces allied to Charles of Habsburg. The text reviews the historiography on the Portuguese participation in the conflict, considers the battle reports on the participation of the young nobleman, and analyzes the social life in Barcelona while father and son were there. The experience as a warrior and a courtier contributed to the education of the governor of the São Paulo e Minas do Ouro captaincy from 1717 onward. The dissemination of the achievements of his noble house, the representation of the Portuguese monarchy in a distant land, the hieratic conception of society and the erudition coupled with the condonation of violence are postures and aspects present in writings attributed to the future 3rd Earl of Assumar.

Translated title of the contributionPlumes of ideas: The Spanish war of succession and the coming-of-age of Pedro Miguel de Almeida Portugal, 3rd Earl of Assumar
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)253-284
Number of pages32
JournalVaria Historia
Volume33
Issue number61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Pedro Miguel de Almeida Portugal
  • Portuguese nobility
  • Spanish war of succession

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