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Fluid borders: São Paulo and Asunción after the union of Iberian crowns in the perspective of a connected history (1640-1680)

Grant number: 17/03606-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of America
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Ana Paula Torres Megiani
Grantee:Fernando Victor Aguiar Ribeiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/02354-8 - Sketching boundaries: the creation of the notion of frontier in colonial Paraguay by local agents (1640-1680), BE.EP.PD


The purpose of this project is to analyze the village of São Paulo, in Portuguese America, and the town of Asuncion, viceroyalty of Peru, from the perspective of connected history, between 1640 and 1680. The Union of Iberian crowns between 1580 and 1640, during which Portugal and Spain were subject to an unique monarch was central to structuring the settlement in the region. The village of São Paulo, formally established in 1560, would have their bases settled during the Philippine period. However, the period after the Restauração of 1640 in which occurs the separation between Portugal and Spain is important to understand the relationship of integration between the two portions in America. From the resumption of the political divide in America, we intend comprehend the circulation circuits between these two locations, notably the flow of knowledge, the economic output and circulation of political elites.The purpose is to understand the region from logic of integration and not separation, by analyzing the São Vicente and Paraguayan structures connected way. (AU)

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