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 Esperanças de Portugal, Quinto Império do mundo
(362 words)

‘Hopes for Portugal, the Fifth Empire of the world’

Antônio Vieira

Date: 1656

Original Language: Portuguese


The letter Esperanças de Portugal, Quinto Império do mundo. Primeira e segunda vida del-Rei D. João o quarto escritas por Gonçaleanes Bandarra was written while Vieira was travelling up the Amazon to join his fellow Jesuit André Fernandes (1607-60). He wrote it after he learnt about the death of King João IV in 1656, in order to offer a message…

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Ribeiro, Eneida, “ Esperanças de Portugal, Quinto Império do mundo”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>

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