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  Portuguese Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CPLP is the cultural sucessor of the Empire.
The Portuguese Empire was guaranteed by the Treaty of Tordesillas of 6 June 1494, which divided the world outside of Europe in an exclusive duopoly between the Spanish and the Portuguese along a north-south meridian 370 leagues (1770 km; 1100 miles) west of the Cape Verde islands (off the west coast of Africa).
Adhered as a province of the new Empire of Brazil in 1822.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portuguese_Empire   (3328 words)

 Portuguese Empire - MSN Encarta
Portuguese Empire, group of territories in South America, Africa, India, South East Asia, and elsewhere historically subject to the sovereignty of Portugal.
Portuguese imperialism, which began in 1415 with the seizure of Ceuta from the Moors, is divisible into three main phases: the focus on Africa and the Orient; the focus on Brazil; and the focus on Africa—even though these phases overlap.
This period coincided with the decline of the eastern empire, as the Portuguese ran short of skilled manpower to crew their vessels and the rising sea powers of the Dutch Empire and British Empire challenged their position.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781533808/Portuguese_Empire.html   (2006 words)

 Portuguese_Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The '''Portuguese empire''' was one of the earliest Global Empires.
The throne of Portugal was held by the Habsburg Spain from 1580 to 1640.
The Portuguese empire was guaranteed by the Treaty of Tordesillas with Spain, and Portugal established trading ports at far-flung locations like Goa, Malacca, the Maluku Islands, Macau, and Nagasaki.
q-basic.xodox.de /Portuguese_Empire   (2719 words)

 European Voyages of Exploration: The Portuguese Empire
Portuguese vessels sailed to France, Normandy, England, Spain, and the Mediterranean.
The Portuguese navy went on to suffer numerous losses in King Ferdinand I's various conflicts, which left it in a precarious state during the succession crisis that followed the king's death in 1383.
The peace of 1411 insured the stability of the House of Avis on the Portuguese throne.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/portuguese.html   (1090 words)

 Macao: The Portuguese Colonial Empire Comes to An End
The Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, took part in the battle for Ceuta, and its exoticism whetted his appetite for exploration and territorial expansion.
Portuguese sovereignty was challenged in the 1620s and 1630s by the Dutch, who at one point occupied the entire northeast region.
The Portuguese first explored the coast of Angola in East Africa in the late 15th century with the support of Henry the Navigator.
www.infoplease.com /spot/macao.html   (1444 words)

 Portuguese Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Portuguese Empire in the East was guaranteed by the Treaty of Tordesillas, and Portugal established trading ports at far-flung locations like Goa, Malacca, the Maluku Islands, Macau, and Nagasaki.
Eventually, the cost of the unsuccessful war led the Salazar regime to collapse in 1974 (the Carnation Revolution), and one of the first acts of the democratic government which replaced it was to end the war and negotiate the hand-over of the colonies to the indigenous rebels.
The Portuguese Empire ended when Portugal handed Macau over to China in 1999 under the terms of a negotiated agreement similar to the one under which the United Kingdom handed over Hong Kong.
portuguese-empire.area51.ipupdater.com   (964 words)

 The other empire: collect Portuguese colonies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Portuguese India comprised Goa, Damao and Diu, three noncontiguous areas on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent with a total area of 1,537 square miles.
In 1490, a Portuguese fleet arrived and established the colony of Angola with the capital at Luanda.
Portuguese Guinea is on the west coast of Africa between Senegal and Guinea.
www.linns.com /howto/refresher/portuguese_20040614/refreshercourse.asp   (1794 words)

 Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Before the creation of the Portuguese state was ruled by the Phoenicians (from 1104 BC) Carthaginians (from 258 BC) Lusitanians (native insurrection from 194 BC) Romans (from 218 BC) Suevi (from 409) Visigoths (from 416) Arabs (from 711) and Asturians and Leonese (from 739).
Because Philip II of Spain was the son of a Portuguese Spain invaded Portugal and the Spanish ruler Philip I of Portugal in 1580; the Spanish and Portuguese Empires were under a rule.
Portuguese is spoken throughout the country with the villages of Miranda de Douro 's Leonese dialect recognised as a locally language as Mirandese Asturian in Spain is another Leonese dialect not officially recognized by Spain.
www.freeglossary.com /Portugal   (4452 words)

 History of THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The island of Bombay is ceded to the Portuguese in 1534.
A Portuguese town is even established on the river Plate in 1680, provoking a century of Spanish-Portuguese border conflicts in the region which is now Uruguay.
The boundaries of Portuguese Guinea are agreed in two stages from 1886 with France, the colonial power in neighbouring Senegal and Guinea.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab48   (1984 words)

 Empire Adrift: The Portuguese Court in Rio de Janeiro by Patrick Wilcken
And in Rio, to the bemusement of the colonial population, the royal party proceeded to re-establish the European imperial court in all its archaic magnificence, with the ritual trappings and hierarchies of an absolutist state.
Again, the landing of the Portuguese in Brazil is vividly described, marking the contrast between the overdressed Europeans and “their colonial cousins” who wore clothes better adapted to the climate, and the surprise of the visitors when they saw “Afro-Brazilian women wearing jewellery and African men sporting top hats, walking canes and snuff boxes”.
Portuguese royalty had been caught up in the Napoleonic wars as the conflict spread into the peninsula, and were in danger of being crushed by the two superpowers of the age: Britain and France.
www.arlindo-correia.com /100605.html   (3210 words)

 Ask Us A Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The four main organs of Portuguese politics are the President of the Republic, the Assembly of the Republic, the Government, and the Courts.
Portuguese literature is one of the earliest Western literatures, and it developed as the 13th century arrived, through texts and songs.
Portuguese cuisine is particularly diverse; various recipes of rice, potatoes, bread, meat, sea-food, and fish are the staple foods in the country.
www.avoo.com /wiki/Portugal   (9055 words)

 Kenya safari guide - Kenyalogy: History: The Portuguese empire
The Portuguese heritage was limited to new crops imported from South America such as corn, manioc, cashew, tomato and tobacco, in addition to some Portuguese words that yet survive in the Swahili language.
The Portuguese fleet arrived in Mombasa in 1590, and so did the Zimba, a cannibal tribe from the Zambezi region that was raiding the coast and spreading horror.
The sultan was murdered in 1626 on behalf of the Portuguese captain and was succeeded by his son, don Jeronimo, who revolted against the Europeans in 1631 and exterminated all the Portuguese who had sheltered inside the fortress, except for five survivors.
www.kenyalogy.com /eng/info/histo4.html   (848 words)

Up to the final years of dictatorship in Portugal, in spite of the condemnation of UN and the start of the guerrilla warfare in the African colonies of Angola, Guinea and Mozambique, the Portuguese Colonial Empire was defended by the government as an heritage of the glorious past and motive of national pride.
For the nationalist ideology that characterized the regime, the vast regions of the World under Portuguese sovereignty were to be seen as the justification of a necessary conscience of greatness and pride to be Portuguese.
Colonial patrimony was considered as the remaining spoils of the Portuguese conquests of the glorious period of expansion.
www.uc.pt /timor/hist.port.html   (1009 words)

 Discoverers Web: The Portuguese in Asia
Returning to India, he may have told about his travels to the Portuguese, and be part of the reason for them to extend their influence to the East.
Portuguese Consulate in Cape Town: The voyage of Vasco da Gama
CNCDP: Vasco da Gama - 500 anos (in Portuguese)
www.win.tue.nl /~engels/discovery/portemp.html   (1423 words)

 Portuguese language and Portugal by ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The effects of the Germanic migrations on the spoken language was not uniform and broke the linguistic uniformity of the peninsula.
The separation between the Galician and Portuguese languages, which began with Portugal’s independence in 1185, was consolidated after the Moors were expelled in 1249.
Between the 14th and 16th centuries, when Portugal established an overseas empire, the Portuguese language was heard in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
www.alsintl.com /languages/portuguese.htm   (452 words)

 Portuguese Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal is often considered the of the Portuguese empire.
This is a lively account of the Portuguese sea discoveries in the 15th and 16th century, arriving at new lands and meeting new people, the trade and other exchanges that followed, all presented in a most interesting manner.
The Decolonization of Portuguese Africa: Metropolitan Revolution and the Dissolution of Empire
www.freeglossary.com /Portuguese_Empire   (590 words)

 Portuguese Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Portuguese Empire was one of the earliest overseas empires.There are several reasons for its early colonial flourishing: Hemmed in territorially on all sides by territories controlled byCastille, Portugal had nowhere to expand besides seawards.
Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal is often consideredthe founder of the Portuguese empire.
At the height of its power, the Portuguese Empire had bases in westAfrica, India and Japan.
www.therfcc.org /portuguese-empire-58288.html   (266 words)

 The Portuguese Empire, 1415-1808: A World on the Move   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This book on the Portuguese history overseas is not a boring record of past events but a lively account of the intense movement of the Portuguese in the so-called Age of Discoveries, from Madeira to Brazil, to Japan and to Korea.
In terms of scope of work, Russell-Woods Portuguese Empire -World on the Move is a welcome addition to the "holistic" study of Portuguese overseas enterprise.
Eventhough the perspective might be Portuguese, the issues dealt with are global in nature; qualifying it in the category of world history.
www.historyamericas.com /The_Portuguese_Empire_14151808_A_World_on_the_Move_0801859557.html   (645 words)

 Portuguese Expansion
The Portuguese didn't have people to cultivate the fields of Marrocos (the Portuguese peasants didn't want to move to what was rightly perceived as a field of battle), and the Moors changed the trade routs heading south to other ports.
It was an extension of the necessary patrolling of the Portuguese coasts and the seas between the Iberian Peninsula and North of Africa to fight pirates (specially Moorish and French pirates).
The plan was this: The Portuguese would conquer the lands in the coast of Africa, actually moving around it until they would reach Easter Ethiopia, the lands of Prestes John (which was perceived as very powerful), and India (which the Europeans believed to be inhabited by christians).
www.fortunecity.com /marina/salmon/224/Portugal/portexp1.html   (1152 words)

 Amazon.com: The Portuguese Empire, 1415-1808: A World on the Move: Books: A. J. R. Russell-Wood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"[Russell-Wood] enumerates Portuguese contributions to other peoples' pasts and presents, especially in the contexts of the 'ebb and flow of commodities,' the 'dissemination of flora and fauna' and the 'transmission of styles, theories and ideas.' The original feature is the author's concentration on people and transport as vectors of cultural exchange...
This is the story of the first and one of the greatest colonial empires: its birth, apotheosis, and decline.
By approaching the history of the Portuguese empire thematically, A. Russell-Wood is able to pursue ideas and make connections that previously have been constrained by strict chronological approaches.
www.amazon.com /Portuguese-Empire-1415-1808-World-Move/dp/0801859557   (1925 words)

 Adventurocity™ by Rick Green: Articles: Humble Origins of the Portuguese Empire
Nevertheless, he set in motion a series of events that shifted Europe's economic focus from the Baltic and Mediterranean to the Atlantic, leading to a commercial revolution that resulted in increased world trade (including slaves) from the evolution of capitalism and mercantilism.
Portugal's rise to world power was due, in part, to the fact that the Portuguese were pioneers of European expansion.
This commercial empire lasted for about 100 years, but fell victim to the increasing naval supremacy of the Dutch and English.
www.adventurocity.com /writing/humbleempire.php   (962 words)

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Discuss and analyze Portuguese maritime achievements in the South Atlantic in the fifteenth century.
Discuss and analyze territorial expansion, contraction and adjustments in the overseas empires of Portugal, Spain, England, France and the Netherlands to 1700.
Discuss and analyze the educational and cultural achievements of the Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Dutch seaborne empires.
www.h-net.org /~latam/syll/syllseaempires.html   (1960 words)

 H-Net Review: Inge Ruigrok on The Last Empire: Thirty Years of Portuguese Decolonization
The collapse of the Portuguese empire, which already suffered serious cracks because of the guerrilla wars in the African colonies of Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, eventually became linked to the demise of the dictatorship in metropolitan Portugal in April 1974.
In his analysis, Arnaldo Gonçalves compares the collapse of the Portuguese oriental empire to the vanishing of its territories in Africa, and gives a brief historical overview of the decolonization process of the eastern empire.
The striking continuity is of a cultural nature: the entrenched position of the Portuguese language in the PALOP (Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa).
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=266001143483157   (1181 words)

 Portuguese Overseas Chronology
Manuel I; mercantile apogee of the Portuguese Empire
Official Portuguese occupation of Brazil by an expedition led by Pedro Álvares Cabral.
Nomination of Pedro II as emperor of Brazil at the age of 14.
www.unc.edu /depts/ilas/lbchrono.htm   (1179 words)

 Princess Of The Portuguese Empire Doll links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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