IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 614: Beyond Borders: The Role of Portugal in Building a New Europe at the End of the Middle Ages

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Fernando Mouta, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto
Moderator/Chair:Andrea Mariani, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) / Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Paper 614-aLate Middle Ages Histories in the Formation of a Border Island Society
(Language: Português)
Javier Luis Álvarez Santos, Centro de Humanidades (CHAM) Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 614-bChrist's New Frontier: Portugal and the Evangelisation of the West African Coast, 15th and 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Fernando Mouta, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Paper 614-cMigrants in the New Borders: The Case of Brazil
(Language: English)
Diogo Andrade Cardoso, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Abstract

The Crusades represented an attempt of European expansion, but it did not last long. On the contrary, Late Medieval Europe was able to widen its ‘frontiers’ and Portugal played a key role in this process. The aim of this session is to consider three ways in which Portugal contributed to this expansion. The first paper studies the building of a new European Identity in the Atlantic Islands (Madeira, Azores, and Canary Island). The second deals with the propagation of Christianity by the Portuguese in the West African Coast. Finally, the third paper focuses on the Portuguese expansion in the ‘New World’.