Conversos and Novamente Convertidos: Law, Religion, and Identity in the Portuguese Kingdom and Empire

Conversos and Novamente Convertidos: Law, Religion, and Identity in the Portuguese Kingdom and... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006511X565116 Journal of Early Modern History 15 (2011) 255-287 brill.nl/jemh Conversos and Novamente Convertidos : Law, Religion, and Identity in the Portuguese Kingdom and Empire 1 Ângela Barreto Xavier Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon Abstract In this essay, I intend to demonstrate that the foundations of the attitudes of the Portuguese crown and its agents in relation to the native populations living in the imperial territories were mainly inspired by the relations in Portugal with Jews, and later, conversos . Besides the strong influence of classical inspiration and a rereading of medieval travelers on the con- struction of the imperial territories, the ways of thinking about, identifying, and governing internal others served as a reference guide to interpret and model the social situations that emerged in the Portuguese imperial territories. Indeed, the establishment of analogies between the populations of the kingdom and imperial populations had a great practical impact, and molded a good part of the political solutions that were delineated initially as extra territorium , particularly those in the territory of Goa. Keywords Portuguese empire, identity, religion, Jews, Indians Introduction In January 1557, the Jesuit Gonçalo Silveira (1526-1561) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Early Modern History Brill

Conversos and Novamente Convertidos: Law, Religion, and Identity in the Portuguese Kingdom and Empire

Journal of Early Modern History, Volume 15 (3): 255 – Jan 1, 2011

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006511X565116 Journal of Early Modern History 15 (2011) 255-287 brill.nl/jemh Conversos and Novamente Convertidos : Law, Religion, and Identity in the Portuguese Kingdom and Empire 1 Ângela Barreto Xavier Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon Abstract In this essay, I intend to demonstrate that the foundations of the attitudes of the Portuguese crown and its agents in relation to the native populations living in the imperial territories were mainly inspired by the relations in Portugal with Jews, and later, conversos . Besides the strong influence of classical inspiration and a rereading of medieval travelers on the con- struction of the imperial territories, the ways of thinking about, identifying, and governing internal others served as a reference guide to interpret and model the social situations that emerged in the Portuguese imperial territories. Indeed, the establishment of analogies between the populations of the kingdom and imperial populations had a great practical impact, and molded a good part of the political solutions that were delineated initially as extra territorium , particularly those in the territory of Goa. Keywords Portuguese empire, identity, religion, Jews, Indians Introduction In January 1557, the Jesuit Gonçalo Silveira (1526-1561)

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: Indians; Jews; religion; Portuguese empire; identity

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