The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean

The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean : Essays in Historical Cosmopolitanism

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This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 14.22mm | 4,091g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2015
  • XVI, 224 p.
  • 1137563664
  • 9781137563668

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Revisiting the Creole Port City 3. The Malabar Coast (Kerala) and Cosmopolitanism 4. Revisiting Creoles and Other Languages in the Lusophone Indian Ocean 5. (Dis) Connections in Macau and Melaka: Constructing a Lusophone Indian Ocean 6. The Muslim and Portuguese Indian Ocean: A Reappraisal of Cosmopolitanism in the Early Modern Era 7. Conclusion
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About Fernando Rosa

Fernando Rosa is a Research Affiliate in the English Department at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
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