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The hidden king in Elizabethan England: monarchical representation in the translation of pamphlets about the Sebastian of Venice (1601-1603)

Grant number: 20/15635-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2021
Effective date (End): March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Luis Filipe Silverio Lima
Grantee:Beatriz Boldrini de Lima
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This research project proposes the analysis of two Sebastianists pamphlets originally organized in French by Friar José Teixeira and later translated by Anthony Munday and printed in London in the years 1601, 1602 and 1603. In view of a connected, transnational perspective and focusing on Anglo-Iberian relations, we intend to do a reading of the pamphlets centered on the monarchic representation in order to reflect about this topic during the period of succession crisis in England, considering the political scenario in which the production of documents took place. We have the hypothesis that the imminence of the end of the Elizabethan reign worried part of English society, which sought references from kingdoms that had experienced their own dynastic crises to understand the alternatives of the English monarchy, since Elizabeth did not have heirs to the throne. Therefore, we will take into account the trajectory of the individuals who worked in the production chain of these pamphlets, especially the translator and printers involved.

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