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Spaces of sociability in Portuguese America and contemporary Brazilian historiography

This article, originally intended as a lecture, presents for those readers that are not too familiarized with the history of Brazil an impressionistic and essayistic comprehensive view of the academic-scientific production during the past two decades that investigates the spaces of sociability in Portuguese America. For illustration sake, the article refers to authors and works that investigate this topic and also alludes to historiographic gaps that call for further study.

Historiography; spaces of sociability; Portuguese America

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