Traveling and Power

A Portuguese Viceroy's Account of a Voyage to India

in Volume 15 (2014): Issue 2 (Dec 2014)
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More than a mere travel diary the account written by Francisco Raimundo Moraes Pereira of the voyage of the Portuguese viceroy Francisco de Távora to India offers an interesting description of how the long journey between Lisbon and Goa was the first stage of a long process that transformed an aristocrat into an alter ego of the monarch. This article explores how Moraes Pereira combined a travel diary, with detailed notes on the daily life of the Carreira da India, and a panegyric concerned in fabricating an ideal image of a viceroy.

Journeys

The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing

in Volume 15 (2014): Issue 2 (Dec 2014)

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