The expulsion of the Jesuits in all Portuguese domains began in 1755 with the gradual banishment of the religious who lived missions located in the Amazonian state of Great Para and Maranhao, culminating with the general law of expulsion signed on 3 September of 1759 by Joseph I. A decree done on an expedited basis in each of the territories where lived members of Society of Jesus and from which they launched towards papal lands. However, not all the Jesuits were exiled to Italy, a considerable number of them -among we can find all those who were not born in Portugal-, remained captives and confined in convents or cottages qualified as prisons and in military places as the castle of St. George, the strengths of Junqueira, Almeida, Pedrouços, San Julian or the public prison of Belem. That is what this article is about..
|Translated title of the contribution||Two sides of the same expulsion: The banishment of the Portuguese Jesuits and the reclusion for Germans missionaries|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
- Expulsion of the Jesuits
- German prisoners
- Joseph I
- Society of Jesus