Portuguese interest in settlement in sixteenth-century northeastern North America : a historiographical reassessment

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dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.coverage.spatial North America
dc.coverage.spatial Portugal
dc.creator Burton, Emily, 1964-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:10Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other E123 B87 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22488
dc.description iii, 176 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 167-175).
dc.description Also available online.
dc.description Microfiche. Ottawa : Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada,
dc.description.abstract Portuguese interest in settlement in northeastern North America in the sixteenth century is examined in the context of the existing historiographical literature which deals with settlement primarily in the seventeenth century and which assumes that Europeans were not interested in settlement in the region in the sixteenth century because the seasonal nature of the migratory fishery did not require it. The thesis questions this historiography by focusing on three separate instances of Portuguese interest in settlement between approximately 1520 and 1570. The Portuguese interest in permanent residency in northeastern North America emerged in part out of the pattern of settlement that had taken place in the Azores in the fifteenth century---an indication that Portuguese Atlantic activity was governed by different timelines and priorities from those of the French or English. The thesis concludes that the existing historiography is misleading with respect to the Portuguese, thus identifying a cloudy area in the historiography and pointing to the need for a re-examination of its explanatory power.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E123
dc.subject.lcsh Portuguese -- North America -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Historiography -- North America
dc.subject.lcsh America -- Discovery and exploration -- Portugese
dc.subject.lcsh Canada -- Discovery and exploration -- Portugese
dc.subject.lcsh Portugal -- Colonies -- America
dc.subject.lcsh Historiography -- North America
dc.title Portuguese interest in settlement in sixteenth-century northeastern North America : a historiographical reassessment
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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