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Author Rosa Ribeiro, Fernando, 1960- author
Title The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean : essays in historical cosmopolitanism / Fernando Rosa
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS339.2 R788 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001216050
Descript xvi, 224 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies
Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies
Note "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"-- Provided by publisher
"When the Portuguese first entered the Indian Ocean centuries ago, they intruded upon an ancient Creole and cosmopolitan world. Also, they entered a world with age-old connections to the Mediterranean. This book explores some of the intriguing interstices of colonial and other spaces in the ocean, through a scrutiny of personages, texts, and authors between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries, in a variety of locales, namely, Goa (India), Macau (China), Malabar (Kerala, India), and Melaka (Malaysia). As the narrative goes back and forth between the ethnographic present and the past, it unearths the traces of old connected histories, such as those that link South and Southeast Asia. Furthermore, it explores similarities and differences with the Atlantic, especially in what concerns creolization and cosmopolitanism. It is an attempt by a Brazilian scholar to apply perspectives developed in the Atlantic--in particular, creolization--to Indian Ocean spaces and themes"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
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
Subject Indian Ocean Region -- Ethnic relations -- History
Portuguese -- Indian Ocean Region -- History
Creoles -- Indian Ocean Region -- History
Cosmopolitanism -- Indian Ocean Region -- History
Portuguese-speaking countries -- Indian Ocean Region -- History
Velha Goa (India) -- Ethnic relations -- History
Macau (China) -- Ethnic relations -- History
Malabar (India) -- Ethnic relations -- History
Malacca (Malacca, Malaysia) -- Ethnic relations -- History
Ethnology -- Indian Ocean Region
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia. bisacsh
HISTORY / Essays. bisacsh
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries. bisacsh
HISTORY / Oceania. bisacsh
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