First Portuguese Colonial Empire

BookFirst Portuguese Colonial Empire

First Portuguese Colonial Empire

Exeter Studies in History


January 1st, 1986





The four essays in this book examine aspects of Portugal’s first overseas empire, the maritime and commercial empire that was founded in the fifteenth century and which, during the sixteenth century extended from Brazil to China.

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Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Introduction MALYN NEWITT
1. Prince Henry and the Origins of Portuguese Expansion MALYN NEWITT
2. The Estado da India in Southeast Asia JOHN VILLIERS
3. Trade in the Indian Ocean and the Portuguese System of Cartazes K.S.MATHEW
4. Goa in the Seventeenth Century ANTHONY DISNEY
Bibliographical Notes
Biographical Notes
I South-East Asia
II The Indian Ocean