By João Sarmento
For greater than 500 years, the Portuguese outfitted or tailored fortifications alongside the coasts of Africa, Asia and South the USA. At a macro scale, mapping this community of energy finds a big territorial and colonial venture. Forts articulated the colonial and the metropolitan, and functioned as nodes in a mercantile empire, shaping early different types of capitalism, remodeling the worldwide political economic climate, and producing a flood of pictures and ideas on an extraordinary scale. at the present time, they are often understood as energetic fabric legacies of empire that signify delivers, risks and percentages. Forts are marks and wounds of the historical past of human violence, but in addition well timed reminders that structures by no means final eternally, tales of the fluidity of the cloth international. Illustrated through case experiences in Morocco, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Kenya, this e-book examines how this worldwide yet chameleonic community of forts can supply necessary insights into either the geopolitics of Empire and their postcolonial legacies, and into the intersection of colonialism, reminiscence, strength and house within the postcolonial Lusophone global and beyond.
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Fortifications, Post-colonialism and Power: Ruins and Imperial Legacies (Heritage, Culture and Identity) by João Sarmento