Isabel dos Guimarães Sá

Isabel dos Guimarães Sá
University of Minho · History

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Based on the list of the theses defended in Portuguese universities in the last eight years, a brief assessment is made of the recent developments in the field of Early Modern History Studies in Portugal, highlighting its recent trends and persistent problems.
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When the first misericórdia was created in 1498, Lisbon was trying to erase the wounds of the violent expulsion of the Jewish communities from the kingdom, and the confraternity was born under the concern of reuniting baptized persons who wanted to exercise charity. The misericórdias were soon to be founded all over the kingdom and its empire, acti...
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The study of the sources referring to the donors of the Misericórdia of the city of Porto during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has revealed the presence of numerous exotic objects in their last wills and inventories. A survey has traced 257 donors until 1699, some of them having died in an area that extends from Macao to Brazil. Only a sm...
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This article explores the ways in which gender was used in order to transform an exiled and uneducated illegitimate child into a prince. Our study revolves around a member of the royal family, Afonso (c.1480–1504), who was brought up in hiding by peasants and who later, as a teenager, was reincorporated into the court. We argue that the keys to thi...
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Resumo Os testamentos de dois mercadores da mesma família, envolvidos na viagem do Japão, Antônio e Domingos Monteiro, revelam um modo de vida marcado pela mobilidade entre vários territórios do Sudeste Asiático, transacionando grande variedade de produtos. Por meio de sua rede de relações, é possível discernir a presença de parentes seus, sobretud...
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The history of medicine in late fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Portugal cannot be dissociated from the evolution of the monarchy and overseas expansion. Kings and queens were responsible for changes in the institutional structures of charity, creating new hospitals (especially Nossa Senhora do Pópulo in Caldas and Todos-os-Santos in Lisbon) and a...
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In 16th-century Portugal, owning a horse was still a crucial requirement to attain the status of noble. Throughout the Early Modern Period, to walk was a sign of social disqualification, except in certain rituals at court where participants were required to stand. Above all, confraternal rituals required nobles to be on foot as a symbol of charity;...
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In general, the study of royal mistresses is undertaken separately from that of queens, but that approach, as Kathleen Wellman’s book demonstrates, has the inconvenience of separating the part from the whole, ignoring the relationships established by the individuals concerned. It thus makes perfect sense to study queens and mistresses jointly, espe...
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The article explores the relationship between precious possessions and power strategies of their owners in the context of the reinforcement of the Crown's power between c. 1480 and the end of the Avis-Beja dynasty in 1580. Six figures are analysed from a gender perspective: Kings João II, Manuel I, and João III; Beatriz, duchess of Avis, and Queens...
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Domination is not hegemony, and no stable colonial system can survive on the basis of permanent physical violence over the local populations; a fiction of generosity has to be installed in order to create a bond between the rulers and the ruled. In order to establish a rhetoric based on disinterested giving, colonial powers had to make available to...
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This article tries to outline the major differences between practices of charity within Europe, either comparing Catholics to Protestants, or different Catholic areas. The point of departure is constituted by the study of the Misericórdias, lay confraternities under royal protection who would develop as one of the main (if not the greatest) dispens...
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RésuméL'abandon d'enfant fait partie intégrante de la législation concernant l'enfance au Portugal au XVIIIe siècle et il est apparenté aux délits d'attentat à la vie, tels l'accouchement clandestin, l'avortement et l'infanticide – l'infanticide était peutêtre relativement répandu, mais c'est bien difficile à prouver. Cet article offre une vue d'en...
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Este trabajo persigue dos objetivos. Por una parte, desvelar como la pobreza actúa discretamente sobre la familia en un sentido negativo, por otro lado, descubrir como la beneficencia opera intensamente sobre la familia en sentido positivo. En el primer aspecto se concluye que la pobreza no desestructura de forma importante la familia, lo cual se d...
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PIP: The author critically examines research on abandoned children in Portugal during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sources of data and methods of analysis are described and evaluated, and the possibility of using automatic data processing in such investigations is considered.

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