"Fomos muito bem tratados": Portugal e os portugueses nos escritos alemães dos séculos XV e XV

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“We were very well treated” is an expression used by the German humanistHieronymus Münzer during his stay in Portugal. Received by the Portuguesemonarch, João II, by the preceptor and humanist Cataldo Sículo, or by communitiesof merchants, the German traveler and intellectual notes, withgreat admiration and curiosity, traces of a relationship between Portugal andthe Roman-German Holy Roman Empire which will remain enduring, closeand with affinities. Starting from this testimony, we attempted to outline theway the Germans perceived and represented Portugal and the Portuguesein the 15th and 16th centuries: in chronicles, cosmographies and engravings,the literate and artists of the Empire sought to describe and characterize thecountry that “gave new worlds to the world”.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationPortugal e a Europa nos séculos XV e XVI
Subtitle of host publicationolhares, relações, identidade(s)
EditorsPaulo Catarino Lopes
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherUniversidade Nova de Lisboa
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789899956735, 9789898492425
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameEstudos 21
PublisherIEM – Instituto de Estudos Medievais CHAM – Centro de Humanidades


  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • Humanism
  • Discoveries
  • Representations and perceptions

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