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Estudos Históricos (Rio de Janeiro)

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WITEZE JUNIOR, Geraldo. Como inspirado del Espíritu Santo: Vasco de Quiroga, first American interpreter of Utopia. Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.62, pp.535-554. ISSN 2178-1494.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s2178-14942017000300002.

This paper presents the interpretation of Thomas More's Utopia written by Vasco de Quiroga in his treatise entitled Información en derecho (1535). Quiroga fought against slavery and proposed the creation of villages inspired by More's work as a solution to the problems of Spanish colonization in America. His objectives were to guarantee a dignified life for the natives and to evangelize them without using force, from the good example. The methods used come from literary criticism, especially philology, as well as textual exegesis. Utopia is understood as a concrete social-political project and not as mere literature or social criticism.

Palavras-chave : utopia; America; colonization; Vasco de Quiroga (1478?-1565).

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