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Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material
Print version ISSN 0101-4714
OLIVEIRA, Tiago Kramer de. Entre o oficial e o costumeiro: o exercício dos poderes e a espacialização da ruralidade no centro da América do Sul (primeira metade do século XVIII). An. mus. paul. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.2, pp.129-157. ISSN 0101-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-47142011000200006.
In this article we analyze the relationship between the Portuguese administrative system and formation of rural environments in the center of South America, in territories that in the first half of the eighteenth century comprised the extreme western part of the State of Brazil, under the administrative captaincy of Sao Paulo. From a local focus, analizing letters of metropolitan authorities and documentation of possession of land, this article dialogue with the historical production of the Portuguese administration in America, seeking rebuild generalizing aspects that may prove structural characteristics of the conquest of land and training of rural environments in Portuguese territories in America.
Keywords : Agrarian-colonial portuguese administration; Captaincy of Sao Paulo; Colonial Brazil.