Legal pluralism in the Portuguese empire (18th-20th century)

Legal pluralism in the Portuguese empire (18th-20th century)

This project aims to study the encounter between Portuguese and indigenous legal orders, in areas colonized by the Portuguese in different times (from the 19th to the 20th century) and geographies (America, Africa, Asia). We want to know how different legal orders were classified and hierarchized by colonial agents, how (or with which purposes) those legal orders were used by the colonizers and the colonized, how they interacted and were transformed by different colonial situations and, finally, the kind of colonial legal systems their interaction and transformation gave rise to. We also want to know what changes occurred during the period under consideration.

 

Estatuto: 
Participant entity
Financed: 
Yes
Entidades: 
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Rede: 
Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa

This project aims to study the encounter between Portuguese and indigenous legal orders, in areas colonized by the Portuguese in different times (from the 19th to the 20th century) and geographies (America, Africa, Asia). We want to know how different legal orders were classified and hierarchized by colonial agents, how (or with which purposes) those legal orders were used by the colonizers and the colonized, how they interacted and were transformed by different colonial situations and, finally, the kind of colonial legal systems their interaction and transformation gave rise to. We also want to know what changes occurred during the period under consideration.

 

Parceria: 
National network

LEGALPL

Coordenador Geral 
Ana Cristina Nogueira da Silva
Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/09/2018
End Date: 
31/08/2021
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