The Sources of Ferdinand Magellan’s Navigation Project

Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal

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Title The Sources of Ferdinand Magellan’s Navigation Project
As fontes do projecto de navegação de Fernão de Magalhães
 
Creator Loureiro, Rui Manuel
 
Subject Portuguese Culture
Ferdinand Magellan; voyage of circumnavigation; Iberian discoveries; travel writing; cartography
Cultura portuguesa
Fernão de Magalhães; viagem de circum-navegação; descobrimentos ibéricos; literatura de viagens; cartografia
 
Description In 2019, five centuries will have passed since Ferdinand Magellan’s departure from Seville, in charge of a Spanish expedition that sought to claim the fabulous Spice Islands. The Portuguese defector, annoyed with the Portuguese monarch Manuel I (r.1485-1521), who had refused him the reward requested for many years of dedicated services to the Portuguese Crown, had moved to Spain two years earlier, where he offered his services to Carlos I (r.1516-1556). He presented the Spanish king with the proposal of reaching the eastern islands of Indonesia by a western route, avoiding navigation in areas that the Treaty of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, had decreed to be of Portuguese influence. This involved quite simply retracing Christopher Columbus’s Indian project, but now with new bases and a more developed knowledge of the geography of the Far East. What sources could Ferdinand Magellan have used to trace his planned western route to the East?
Passam em 2019 cinco séculos sobre a data da partida de Fernão de Magalhães de Sevilha, no comando de uma expedição espanhola que pretendia demandar as fabulosas Ilhas das Especiarias. O trânsfuga português, incompatibilizado com o monarca lusitano D. Manuel I (r.1485-1521), que lhe recusara a recompensa solicitada pelos muitos anos de serviços dedicados à Coroa lusitana, tinha passado a Espanha dois anos antes, e viera oferecer os seus serviços a Carlos I (r.1516-1556). Apresentava-lhe a proposta de alcançar as ilhas orientais da Insulíndia por uma rota ocidental, evitando navegar nas zonas que o Tratado de Tordesilhas, em 1494, decretara de influência portuguesa. Tratava-se, nem mais nem menos, de retomar o projecto indiano de Cristóvão Colombo, mas agora com novas bases, e a partir de um conhecimento mais desenvolvido da geografia da Ásia mais longínqua. Que tipo de fontes poderá Fernão de Magalhães ter utilizado para delinear a sua projectada rota ocidental para o Oriente?
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
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Date 2019-07-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Article revisat per persones expertes
Peer reviewed article
Artículo revisado por pares
Avaliado pelos pares
Artigo revisado por persoas expertas
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/Abriu/article/view/abriu2019.8.3
10.1344/abriu2019.8.3
 
Source Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 35-67
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 35-67
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 35-67
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 35-67
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 35-67
2014-8534
2014-8526
 
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Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/Abriu/article/view/abriu2019.8.3/29515
 
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