Sir Thomas More’s Utopia: glimpses of a presence in the 16th century Portuguese chroniclers

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Abstract

In the In the 16th century the encounter with new spaces in Africa, Asia, or America, meant for European countries a questioning of their own conventional identities. Portugal assumed then a nuclear role in the way Europe got to know the Other - different places and different peoples. Sir Thomas More’s Utopia fictionally mirrors the Portuguese role in the unveiling of new worlds, namely through Raphael Hythlodeus’ character, the traveler who tells about his presence in an ideal land. Eventually this paper analyzes the dialogue between Portuguese 16th century chroniclers and More’s text.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUtopia(s)
Subtitle of host publicationWorlds and Frontiers of Imaginary
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Pages269-273
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-351-26532-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Chroniclers
  • historiography
  • Utopia

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