The Arbitristas and the colonial Brazil (1590-1640)

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Abstract

This article reflects on the role of the arbitristas (projectors) and their writings in the government and conservation of Brazil, during the union of Iberian crowns. Despite the existence of a historiography on the arbitristas in Portugal, historians have paid little attention to the study of the arbitrios about colonial Brazil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-170
Number of pages26
JournalAnuario De Estudios Americanos
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Arbitristas
  • Colonial Brazil
  • Portugal
  • Iberian Union
  • Political Culture
  • Seventeenth Century

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