Portuguese Colonialism

The sinking of the ship O ARBIRU, Dili – Bangkok 1973 in Maumere waters, Flores Island, Indonesia

Written by : Fransisco Soarez Pati, S.H Email: fransisco78@gmail.com O Arbiru is the name of a Portuguese flagged cargo ship with a deadweight of 400 tons. In the 1973 period when the Timor Leste was still an Overseas Province (Ultramarinas Provincia) under the rule of the Portuguese colonial government, this overseas province was led by a Governor named Fernando Alves ...

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Documentary about Moluccas: The Spice Odyssey – The Moluccas Islands

When the fifth centenary of the first trip around the world (1519-1522) is commemorated, the ultimate goal of which was to reach the Moluccas Islands and obtain access to the spices of these islands for the Spanish crown, the documentary The Odyssey of the Spices is presented. This historical documentary, off approximately 55 minutes, is a co-production of Atrevida Producciones ...

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Portuguese influence in Sikka District, Flores Island, Indonesia

Watu Cruz. Photo Fransisco Soarez Pati, S.H,

Written by : Francisco Soarez Pati, S.H Email: fransisco78@gmail.com Photos by Fransisco Soarez Pati, S.H The Portuguese was the first Europeans country to conquer a number of areas in the Nusantara. The territory that was conquered by the Portuguese was then captured by the Dutch by war, negotiation, deceit, fighting and buying and selling under the guise of exchanging colonial ...

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Portuguese footprint in Paga, Flores Island, Indonesia

Paga Beach. Photo Fransisco Soarez Pati, S.H,

Written by Fransisco Soarez Pati, S.H Email: fransisco78@gmail.com Photos by Fransisco Soarez Pati, S.H Paga is a sub district in Sikka district, Flores island on East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. This area is still included in the Lio ethnic area, which borders with Ende District in the west part. The local mythology tells that Paga comes from the word of ...

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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 was published in April 2022. 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 every ...

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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 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

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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