Memory of the World

Brazil - Documents regarding the Emperor D. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad

Journeys of the Emperor between 1840 and 1913. D. Pedro II undertook various journeys during the 49 years of his reign, through Brazil and four continents, getting to know new territories and other cultures. The documents are prime sources written and received by d. Pedro II during a period of profound historic changes that relate to cultural referentials of modernity, from the perspective of a privileged observer - the Emperor of Brazil - and his interlocutors, mostly intellectuals. They reveal aspects of the thinking, the scientific discoveries, the cultural diversity and the political passions, as well as analyzing diplomatic relations between Brazil and countries from different continents.

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