The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415–1670: A Documentary History

The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415–1670 brings together a collection of documents – all in new English translation – that illustrate aspects of the encounters between the Portuguese and the peoples of North and West Africa in the period from 1400 to 1650. This period witnessed the diaspora of the Sephardic Jews, the emigration of Portuguese to West Africa and the islands, and the beginnings of the black diaspora associated with the slave trade. The documents show how the Portuguese tried to understand the societies with which they came into contact with.

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Type: book
Creator: edited by Malyn Newitt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Continent: Africa
Keywords: portuguese, colony, trade, slaves