História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
LEME, Marisa Saenz. Paulistas' cultural experiences of Portuguese - Brazilian enlightenment. História [online]. 2012, vol.31, n.1, pp. 233-265. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742012000100013.
The main purpose of this article is to retrieve the paulistas' experiences of Portuguese - Brazilian enlightenment in its erudite cultural aspects, ranging from the traditional religiosity to secularism. Among musical, architectural and visual arts achievements as well as literary and historical productions, it seeks to assess the significance of enlightenment in an area of Portuguese America up to now not enough studied in its cultural dimension.
Keywords : Innovation; Tradition; Secularism; Centralization.