Constructing Early Modern Empires: Proprietary Ventures in by Roper, L.H. (ed.), Ruymbeke, B. Van (ed.), L. H. Roper, B.

By Roper, L.H. (ed.), Ruymbeke, B. Van (ed.), L. H. Roper, B. Van

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11 Thus, the partition of Brazil took place between 10 March 1534 (date of the king’s gift (doação) of the captaincy of Pernambuco to Duarte Coelho) and 18 February 1536 (grant of the captaincy of São Tomé to Pêro de Góis). In the interim, fifteen lots were laid 9 Alberto Gallo, “Aventuras y desventuras del gobierno señorial en Brasil,” in Carmagnani, Para una historia de América, 2, p. 203. 10 Couto, A construção do Brasil, p. 219. 11 See, for example: Francisco Bethencourt, “As Capitanias,” in Bethencourt and Chaudhuri, História da expansão portuguesa, 1, pp.

Hence its appeal to a traditional system of controlling and developing the land, a system which had proven itself historically and which rested upon the strength of personal ties, and the loyalty and strict obedience associated with them (cf. ties of vassalage). Be that as it may, historians have until recently focused their attention on the demographic, economic, and financial issues at stake in developing the Brazilian coast, and they have not sufficiently considered the geo-strategic motives that may have contributed to the adoption of the captaincy model.

43 For example, the conflicts between Duarte Coelho (Pernambuco) and Pêro Lopes’ representative in the captaincy of Itamaracá, Lieutenant Francisco de Braga; Couto, A construção do Brasil, p. 226. 44 mickaël augeron and laurent vidal with the pressures placed on the king by some of the grantees themselves, anxious to obtain crown support because incapable of making the many financial investments needed to develop and control the territory. Indian attacks, sometimes instigated by the French, were incessant and rendered the local situation perilous and uncertain.

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