The Portuguese Conquest of the Amazon: Native Networks and Riverine Frontiers (Early Seventeenth Century)

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The Lower Amazon and its estuary acted as frontier zones since pre-Columbian times as Tupi, Arawak and Carib-speaking societies interacted from the two shores of the river. Europeans inherited this constructed frontier but the Portuguese conquest since 1616 deeply transformed native patterns of integration
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationRivers and Shores
Subtitle of host publication‘Fluviality’ and the Occupation of Colonial Amazonia
EditorsRafael Chambouleyron, Luís Costa e Sousa
Place of PublicationToronto, Peterborough
PublisherBaywolf Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-0-921437-59-8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
EventIII CHAM International conference: Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment - CHAM, NOVA FCSH, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

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Name Portuguese Studies Review
PublisherBaywolf Press


ConferenceIII CHAM International conference
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