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SANTOS, Clara Maria Laranjeira Sarmento e. Luso-Brazilian Correspondence: a narrative of an intercultural transit. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.63, pp.249-279. ISSN 1806-9347.

The article explores the intercultural experience between Portugal and Brazil in the years 1807-1823, focusing on two families from the landed gentry of northern Portugal, especially the intercultural journey of the women involved. The correspondence is a polyphonic representation of a movement of personal, family, social, and group transculturation over nearly two decades, and acts as a consecutive and sometimes simultaneous translation of the historical events witnessed. The concept of intercultural translation used here is based on the work of Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2006; 2008). This analysis of the Correspondence links concrete and situated contexts of what is being studied in order to understand different historical moments, rationalities and worldviews.

Keywords : Brazil; Portugal; intercultural translation.

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