Marco Oliveira Borges

Marco Oliveira Borges
University of Lisbon | UL · Center of History

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Introduction
Marco Oliveira Borges is a full researcher at the Centre for History, from the University of Lisbon. He holds an M.A. in Maritime History from the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and also a PhD, carried out under the auspices of an FCT (Foundation for the Science and Technology) grant. His doctoral thesis is titled The Carreira da Índia in the return voyage (1500-1640). His main research area is the History of European Seaborne Expansion (15th-17th centuries).

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O comércio de especiarias entre Portugal e a Índia despertou o interesse de diferentes reinos europeus, levando a expedições ultramarinas rivais, ao mesmo tempo que fez com que os navios portugueses vindos da Ásia fossem um alvo bastante apetecível para corsários e piratas, sendo que, na primeira metade do século XVI, destacaram-se as investidas fr...
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Neste artigo é feita uma análise do corso francês contra a carreira da Índia na primeira metade do século XVI. Com base no estudo de documentação diversa, comprova-se que os navios portugueses vindos da Índia foram um alvo central dos franceses e que o assunto é muito mais complexo do que aquilo que tem sido perspectivado pela historiografia tradic...
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Em finais do século XVI, devido a obras de fortificação, os canais de navegação da barra do rio Tejo começaram a assorear, a estreitar e a apresentar uma profundidade menor, afectando fortemente a navegação, sobretudo dos navios da carreira da Índia, caracterizados pelas suas grandes dimensões. O maior problema verificou-se na carreira de São Gião...
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From an early stage of carreira da Índia route, slaves embarked in the ships which performed the return voyage. It remains to be determined an exact figure, as well as how often did the slaves went on this voyage. They usually came from China, India and other parts of Asia, Mozambique, Angola and Cape Verde. Most of them did not make it to Lisbon,...
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From an early stage of carreira da Índia route, slaves embarked in the ships which performed the return voyage. It remains to be determined an exact figure, as well as how often did the slaves went on this voyage. They usually came from China, India and other parts of Asia, Mozambique, Angola and Cape Verde. Most of them did not make it to Lisbon,...
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On this study we strengthen the hypothesis of the Lizandro and the Colares rivers have been navigated during the Roman Period and their potential usage as a way of draining the rural production of the region, while the villages in the area were involved in a trade network that was part of the hinterland that supplied Olisipo. Keywords - Roman Per...
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During the 14th and the 15th centuries, Cascais was a natural seaport which stood out as an anchorage, a landing site and a beaching place. It performed shelter, fishing, trading and military functions. The Cascais seaport had an important role in supporting all shipping routes to Lisbon, not only due to its privileged and strategic location but al...
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In this study, we shall analyse Sintra’s Maritime Cultural Landscape, more specifically the coastal area that spreads from Espigão das Ruivas to Praia das Maçãs. We are before an Atlantic geographical space notorious for being quite rugged, for presenting several dangers to navigation, for having been endowed with anchorages and ports and for havin...
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Between the 8th and the 12th centuries the territory of the current municipality of Cascais played an important role on the coastal defence system of the Garb al-Andalus. Being part of the Western maritime area of the district (kura) of Lisbon, this territory was endowed with defensive and alarm structures engaged in a system that would gain its sh...
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El presente artículo busca entender, a partir del caso de Sintra durante el periodo islámico, cómo el conocimiento del territorio pesó en la estrategia de la construcción de fortificaciones y de las estructuras de vigilancia que permitían la defensa militar y formaban parte del sistema defensivo de la región de Lisboa. La metodología consiste en el...
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We try to understand in which way the Porto do Touro was occupied and gave support to the navigation on a large diachrony that lasted from the Iron Age to the Modern Age. This location is flanked by the Espigão das Ruivas, an archaeological site where ceramic fragments from the Iron Age, the Roman Period and the Middle Ages were discovered, as well...
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Although it is little recognized and studied, the presence of women on board the Carreira da Índia was a reality. We aim to carry on the research on the topic, analysing aspects of the everyday life and the difficulties faced by women who travelled to and back from India during the 16th century. We will emphasize the first women who sailed East, th...
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His work was marked by military life although he also made a name for himself as a bibliophile, writer and historian. He studied at the Colégio Militar where he finished his course in 1847. On 27 July of that year he entered the infantry as a private. He pursued a military career and, until he was promoted to captain, held various posts in the publ...
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The tower of Cascais, ordered by D. João II at the southern extremity of Cascais, may have started to be built in 1494. On this study we use new data to propose a safer interpretation to the chronologic problem concerning the construction of this tower and to reveal some of the bombardiers that served in it.
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On this study we try to understand in which way was D. Álvaro de Castro involved in the challenges brought up by the Portuguese maritime expansion of the 15th century. Thus, although it is important to understand his involvement in the military campaigns in Morocco, as well as his internal military activity, it is also significant to try and explor...
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On this study we intend to explore the presumable occupation of the port of Cascais during the Islamic period, focus on the importance of its location regarding the development of the nautical process towards Lisbon, as well as the necessity of using its coastline to continue the coastal defence system which was taking shape from Sintra. We will al...
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This essay revolves around a possible maritime strategy designed and operated by D. Afonso Henriques before and during the siege of Lisbon in 1147. In fact, we reinforce the idea of the crusading forces early involvement for the siege of that year, which has been defended by historiography. It would have existed a prior plan from the king for a mil...
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Filho de Pedro de Brito Rebelo, figura importante do exército liberal falecida após o Cerco do Porto, Jacinto Inácio de Brito Rebelo (nascido a 25 de Outubro de 1830 em Ponta Delgada) teria igualmente actividade marcada pela vida militar, embora também se tenha destacado como bibliófilo, escritor e historiador. Estudou no Colégio Militar terminando...
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In this study we will mostly focus on the coastal defence developed from Sintra during the Islamic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, certainly intensified after the Viking attack of 844. However, special attention will be given to the Colares River to try to understand if it has ever operated as a port to the Muslim population of Sintra before i...

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