Portuguese Colonialism

I primi contatti degli spagnoli con le Isole Molucche, 1521-1602

CAPITOLO PRIMO: I PRIMI CONTATTI DEGLI SPAGNOLI CON LE ISOLE MOLUCCHE

Gli spagnoli nelle Isole Molucche: 1606-1663/1671-1677. La storia della presenza spagnola nelle isole delle spezie Scritto da Marco Ramerini. INTRODUZIONE All’inizio degli anni 2000 avevo iniziato a fare ricerche nei documenti dell’Archivio delle Indie di Siviglia sulla presenza spagnola nelle isole delle Spezie. Alcune delle mie ricerche sono state pubblicate in quegli anni. La più vasta invece è rimasta incompiuta ...

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La conquista di Ternate, 1606

CAPITOLO SECONDO: LA CONQUISTA DI TERNATE

Gli spagnoli nelle Isole Molucche: 1606-1663/1671-1677. La storia della presenza spagnola nelle isole delle spezie Scritto da Marco Ramerini CAPITOLO SECONDO: LA CONQUISTA DI TERNATE LA PREPARAZIONE DELLA SPEDIZIONE DI D. PEDRO DE ACUÑA La risposta spagnola, questa volta, non tardò ad arrivare. Il governatore delle Filippine, D. Pedro de Acuña, in un documento1, senza data, presente nell’archivio “General da ...

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The Fortresses of the Moluccas Islands: a new book

The Fortresses of the Moluccas Islands

A splendid book dedicated to the spice islands will be released in November 2021. The book describes in detail the fortifications of the two islands of Ternate and Tidore in the Moluccas, the famous Spice Islands. The text of the book is bilingual in Spanish and English. From the book cover: “This book offers a precise and detailed account of ...

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The main fort of Fernando de Noronha: Fortress of Nossa Senhora Dos Remédios

The entrance gate and the front walls of the fort, Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. The fortress of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios is the most important fortification of the entire defensive system built on the island of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil) by the Portuguese in the eighteenth century and is located on a hill between the Bay of Santo António and the Praia do Cachorro. ...

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I forti periferici degli spagnoli alle isole Molucche (1606-1677)

Mappa delle Molucche, 1630

Scritto da Marco Ramerini, 2005-2021 In questo testo descrivo le informazioni che, negli anni, ho raccolto riguardo agli avamposti spagnoli nelle isole periferiche delle Molucche, quindi escludendo le isole di Ternate e Tidore. Il controllo spagnolo, infatti, non si limitò soltanto alle due isole principali di Tidore e Ternate, che sono trattate in dettaglio in altri miei studi.1 Gli spagnoli ...

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Le Fortezze Spagnole nell’isola di Tidore 1521-1663: introduzione

Ternate and Tidore, Moluccas (1760), Indonesia. Author Bellin. No Copyright

Scritto da Marco Ramerini 1.0 INTRODUZIONE Questa ricerca nasce dalla necessità di voler far luce su di un aspetto della storia delle isole Molucche rimasto tuttora largamente inesplorato, il suo scopo è il tracciare attraverso lo studio di documenti dell’epoca un quadro preliminare delle fortificazioni che gli spagnoli ebbero, durante gli anni 1521-1663, nell’isola di Tidore, una delle Molucche, le ...

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New book on the Spice islands: Spain and Moluccas in the 16th and 17th centuries

In the Spice islands. Spain and Moluccas in the 16th and 17th centuries

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Ferdinando Magellano’s first trip around the world. A new book about the Spice Islands has just been published by the Spanish publishing house Desperta-Ferro, specialized in Spanish military history. It is a large format book (384 pages, 189 x 246 mm), and includes old maps. I had the honor ...

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Arguin: A Portuguese Fortress in Mauritania 1445-1633

Plan of the fortress at the island of Arguin in 1721. Originaly plublished by Jean-Baptist Labat (1663-1728).

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. Situated on the Arguin island (today Mauritania), this was the first fort the Portuguese built in Africa. The fort remained under Portuguese control between 1445 and 1633. The Arguin area was explored by the Portuguese around the years 1442-1444 by Gonçalo de Sintra (1442), Dinis Dias (1442), Nuno Tristão (1443) and Lançarote ...

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The Forts of Fernando de Noronha

The view towards the Morro do Pico from the round tower of the Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. Fernando de Noronha was discovered by the Florentine Amerigo Vespucci in 1503. In 1504 the Crown granted the archipelago as a “capitania hereditária” to a Portuguese lord, Fernão de Noronha, from whom it takes its name. The archipelago was occupied by two other European nations (Dutch and French) during the ...

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Portuguese Malacca 1511-1641

Portuguese Malacca (1600s), Malaysia. Livro das Plantas das Fortalezas, Cidades e Povoaçoes do Estado da India Oriental 1600s.

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. THE PORTUGUESE CONQUEST At the time of the Portuguese arrival in the Asian seas, Malacca thanks to its strategic position on the strait bearing the same name, was a remarkable trading center for the trade and shunting of spices. At that time, Malacca was ruled by a Muslim Sultan. The ...

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Book: Spice Islands Forts by Simon Pratt

Spice Islands Forts by Simon Pratt

Written by Marco Ramerini. On this page I want to write about an interesting book that has just been published. The book tells the story of the spice islands and focuses on the fortifications that Europeans built on these islands to control their trade. The story narrated in Simon Pratt’s book begins with the first contacts with Europeans and reaches ...

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St Thomas Fort, Tangasseri or Thangassery, Kerala, India

Portuguese Kollam (Quilon) in 1600, Kerala, India. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. Photos by Prof. Rahul Basu. Tangasseri or Thangassery / Kollam is a city located along the coast of the ancient Malabar, in the Indian state of Kerala in southern India. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in this port of Malabar, they landed there in 1502. In the following years Tangasseri or Thangassery / Kollam that the Portuguese called ...

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