The “fatherland history” between two monuments: the colonial past on the footnotes of História geral do Brasil and História da colonização portuguesa no Brasil

Revista de História. 2014;0(170):317-342 DOI 10.11606/issn.2316-9141.v0i170p317-342


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Journal Title: Revista de História

ISSN: 0034-8309 (Print); 2316-9141 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General) | History America: Latin America. Spanish America

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, Portuguese



Vitor Claret Batalhone Júnior (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)



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This article discusses the discursive relationship built between two historiographical books: the História geral do Brasil, by Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen, and also the História da colonização portuguesa no Brasil, a collective enterprise that looked to spread a better idea about the colonization process of Portuguese America. The hypothesis is that we can find a common discursive substrate registered on those books especially related to the Portuguese-Brazilian colonial past with theoretical and epistemological implications by this phenomenon occurred on their footnotes.