22 articles in this issue
Onésimo T. Almeida
In following a sequence of articles published in the last thirty years which discuss, on the one hand, a series of Portuguese exaggerations, and on the other, attempt to shed contemporary historiographic light on some important omissions regarding the era...
José Manuel Garcia
In this work we systematically inventory the documentation existing in Portugal about Ferdinand Magellan in his time, which is located almost in its entirety in the National Archive of Torre do Tombo. For each document discussed, there are footnotes indic...
This article presents a new reading of two works by Brazilian author Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, his first novel Ressurreição (1872) and the later Dom Casmurro (1899). It reflects on two male protagonists, Félix and Bento, and the relationships they d...
Gerard Torres Rabassa
This article analyses the representation of the Spanish Civil War and fascism in the novels O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, by José Saramago and El siglo, by Javier Marías. Both texts respond to a desire to recover national history and at the same time te...
The publication in 1941 of Stefan Zweig’s Brazil. A Land of the Future (Brasilien. Ein Land der Zukunft) was met both with great enthusiasm and harsh criticisms. Many reviewers thought that Zweig’s view of the country was too exotic, naive, idealistic, ut...
María Carreira López
This study focuses on the analysis of Guinevere reflected in the works of Méndez Ferrín and, by extension, the analysis of other female (and some male) characters, establishing the connection between these mythical characters and the archetype of the Grea...
María Xesús Lama
This essay presents two journal articles published in 1870 in the illustrated newspaper La Ilustración de Madrid by R.C., assigning authorship to Rosalía de Castro. This is defended with arguments that support the identification of the author, and further...
Helena González Fernández
Virgínia Maria Vasconcelos Leal
Rui Manuel Loureiro
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.1485-15...
Mateo Martinic Beroš
The vicissitudes of Ferdinand Magellan’s famous exploration and navigation enterprise enabled the circumnavigation of the globe between 1519 and 1522, were the reason why information about what occurred was initially insufficient though later it proved mo...
For its value as a historical source and as a singular piece of writing, Antonio Pigafetta’s account of the Magellan-Elcano expedition has appeared in diverse places, and over the centuries. Numerous scholars have worked to establish the history and natur...
This monographic issue of Abriu (2019) aims to contribute to the advances which, thanks to the five-hundredth anniversary of the voyage of circumnavigation of the world, are being made by historiography about a feat and a figure which were key for the his...
Luís Filipe F. R. Thomaz
Of the many texts that narrate the first circumvention of the globe, it is, in fact, Antonio Pigafetta’s that is the most complete, rigorous, and reliable. Among its peculiarities is the inclusion of small glossaries for four different languages from trib...