História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
LESTRINGAN, Frank. The memory of the French Antarctic. História [online]. 2008, vol.27, n.1, pp. 101-133. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742008000100007.
The wealth of information about the French Antarctic is incommensurable due to its short experience in colonization in Brazil from November 1555 to March 1560. It was restricted to a small geographical space near the cost of the bay of Rio de Janeiro. I will start in this text from the judgment of Abade Prévost, author of the immortal work Manon Lescaut, as well as his Histoire Générale des Voyages to reconstitute the memory of the French Antarctic in French Historiography.
Keywords : French Antarctic; Memory; Prévost.