Projeto Resgate Barao do Rio Branco: Recuperating Sources for the History of Colonial Brazil

Projeto Resgate Barao do Rio Branco: Recuperating Sources for the History of Colonial Brazil Hispanic American Historical Review 83:4 Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press HAHR / November / Már tires Coelho with José de Alencar, then we can say the founding of the IHGB shaped the earliest explicitly national historiography, even if it was inspired by the writings of French romanticism. For the original members of this institution, the nation and national sentiment could no longer depend primarily upon foreign historians. The era of foreign historians like Portuguese Rocha Pita and the Englishman Robert Southey had ended. Over the next 150 years, the situation in Brazil’s archives (with the exception of private institutions like the IHGB, a few public ones such as the Arquivo Nacional, and a handful of state archives) progressively worsened. Brazil subjected both its architectural and its documentary patrimony to similar neglect, and vast realms of Brazilian memory were irretrievably lost, leading to the elimination or destruction of the foundations of a polymorphic Brazilian culture rooted in the colonial era. Despite these daunting conditions, much of Brazil’s colonial history was researched and written in Brazil itself; these works, in the end, tended to reflect the structural difficulties this entailed. The lacunae in the Brazilian archives could only be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hispanic American Historical Review Duke University Press

Projeto Resgate Barao do Rio Branco: Recuperating Sources for the History of Colonial Brazil

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press
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0018-2168
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1527-1900
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10.1215/00182168-83-4-735
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Hispanic American Historical Review 83:4 Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press HAHR / November / Már tires Coelho with José de Alencar, then we can say the founding of the IHGB shaped the earliest explicitly national historiography, even if it was inspired by the writings of French romanticism. For the original members of this institution, the nation and national sentiment could no longer depend primarily upon foreign historians. The era of foreign historians like Portuguese Rocha Pita and the Englishman Robert Southey had ended. Over the next 150 years, the situation in Brazil’s archives (with the exception of private institutions like the IHGB, a few public ones such as the Arquivo Nacional, and a handful of state archives) progressively worsened. Brazil subjected both its architectural and its documentary patrimony to similar neglect, and vast realms of Brazilian memory were irretrievably lost, leading to the elimination or destruction of the foundations of a polymorphic Brazilian culture rooted in the colonial era. Despite these daunting conditions, much of Brazil’s colonial history was researched and written in Brazil itself; these works, in the end, tended to reflect the structural difficulties this entailed. The lacunae in the Brazilian archives could only be

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Published: Nov 1, 2003

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