Pouvoir politique et réseau urbain dans Amérique coloniale : mines et capitainerie du Goáis aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles

Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to highlight the colonial history of the Portuguese Empire by the analysis of the force´s and power´s relationships in the mines and captaincy of Goiás during the 18th and 19th centuries. In a world based on gold exploring economies and in African slave’s trades, where the diversity makes difficult to impose authority as it was in European models, the Senado da Camara, as an arm´s extremity of the colonial´s state and the guiding principal of the Lisbon´s political project, is the main point of our analysis. Based on the role of the local elites related to the administration of urban´s structures, we will put in perspective the geography politics. In the vast colonial urban space, Goiás history can explain the links between politics and the city and it can reveals the city as a major space for the politics. In this context, political history becomes a history of power. We want to know, in the level of the Colonial city, how power is constituted, manifested and how it uses the power of the Crown and also what are their bases of legitimation. We will give particular attention to a dynamic approach of different temporalities seen as a product of social constructions which provides power from ones to anothers, revealing the weaknesses and antagonisms in the disputed field of politics. This study proposes to reconstruct some elements that give sense to the expansion of the Portuguese empire and to the building of political power network in the central of Brazil.
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Fernando Lobo Lemes. Pouvoir politique et réseau urbain dans Amérique coloniale : mines et capitainerie du Goáis aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Histoire. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011PA030111⟩. ⟨tel-01334827⟩

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