Tradition and modernity in the memory of an empire: The writing of A. Lopes Mendes

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Abstract

A. Lopes Mendes’ writing encapsulates the way in which tradition and modernity were conceived in Portugal in the late 19th-century. The imperial topic commands these discourses on modernity, namely when we focus on the debate that took place around the centuries-old imperial memory. In this essay, we analyse memory as discourse about an empire, bearing in mind the way authors deal with coeval epistemological and historical perspectives. This theoretical ground frames my conceptual proposal of A. Lopes Mendes’ writing in reports, biographic and descriptive memories. My aim is to unveil discoursive subtleties in several 19th-century writings, supported by the concepts of ethno-and ideo-landscapes that lied then at the core of the imagetic representation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModernity, Frontiers and Revolutions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter58
Pages387-392
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780429399831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018) - S. Miguel, Açores, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20186 Oct 2018

Publication series

NamePHI
PublisherCRC PRESS

Other

Other4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018)
CountryPortugal
CityS. Miguel, Açores
Period3/10/186/10/18

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