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A memory of Portuguese saints in the sixteenth century threshold

Grant number: 16/01999-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Susani Silveira Lemos Franca
Grantee:Aline Carolina de Lima Baia
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/14786-6 - Writings on new worlds: a history of the construction of moral values in Portuguese, AP.TEM


In the late fifteenth century, the king of Portugal Manuel I (1495-1521) ordered to be prepared the first major compilation hagiographic texts in Portuguese, titled Ho Flos Sanctorum in lingoag½ Portuguese, printed in Lisboa in the year 1513. The anonymous translator / compiler, responsible for carrying out such a task, added to the traditional stories of the lives of the saints seventeen hagiographic texts that have survived to the present day and refer to historical characters who somehow were linked to the Portuguese kingdom. From the collation of these seventeen hagiographic texts, the aim of this study is to map what are the main virtues highlighted in the reports in question, in order to interrogate the translator / compiler deemed important to register as a memory of holiness in the Portuguese kingdom. Having regard to the royal initiative and the role of the written memory for the period in question will be asked, too, if you can establish a relationship between the production of the story of the lives of saints and other writings which gained notoriety in the Portuguese kingdom. (AU)

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