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Tempo 2014, 20

Autor: Ângela Barreto Xavier

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Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Sistema de Información Científica English version Barreto Xavier, Ângela A maior empresa que nunca um príncipe cristão teve nas mãos: conquistar e conservar territórios no Índico nos tempos de Maquiavel Tempo, vol.
20, 2014, pp.
1-27 Universidade Federal Fluminense Niterói, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=167031535017 Tempo, ISSN (Printed Version): 1413-7704 secretaria.tempo@historia.uff.br Universidade Federal Fluminense Brasil How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage www.redalyc.org Non-Profit Academic Project, developed under the Open Acces Initiative DOI: 10.5533-TEM-1980-542X-2014203602eng Revista Tempo | 2014 v20 | Dossier Translation of Machiavelli. From Portuguese India to Brazil The biggest enterprise a Christian prince ever had in his hands: to conquer and conserve territories in the Indian Ocean in the times of Machiavelli1 Ângela Barreto Xavier[1] Abstract Can we establish connections between the theoretical thinking of Machiavelli about the conquest and conservation of territories and the actions of Afonso de Albuquerque in the territories of the Indian Ocean (described in an intense correspondence between him and the king D.
Manuel I of Portugal)? In this essay, I try to answer this question by adopting a transnational perspective of the political and intellectual dynamics of the early-modern period.
This approach enables me to identify the common cultural background among the political elites from Southern Europe in the 16th century, and helps to explain the existence of interesting continuities between Albuquerque and Machiavelli. Simultaneously, their different biographies and contexts of action — Machiavelli’s were mainly Italian, while Albuquerque’s were Portuguese, African and Asiatic — contribute to explain some of the differences in the political solutions proposed by ...





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