Déspota, tirano e arbitrário: o governo de Martim Lopes Lobo de Saldanha na capitania de São Paulo (1775-1782)

"Despotic, tyrannical and arbitrary: the government of Martim Lopes Lobo de Saldanha in Captaincy of São Paulo (1775-1782)".

Between 1775 and 1782, the Captaincy of São Paulo was governed by Martim Lopes Lobo de Saldanha. During this period, the disputes in the southern frontier were the major concern of the Portuguese Crown overseas. In this context, the Captaincy of São Paulo assumed the responsibility of enlisting troops and ensure the ownership of the southern territories of the Portuguese America. With the San Ildefonso Treaty, in 1777, the frontier was diplomatically defined with the Castilians. This is considered the beginning of a second term government of Lobo de Saldanha in São Paulo, in which wartime tensions and political disputes surfaced with greater intensity, making clear the opposition between the governor and the local power.

This book analyzes the Government of Captain-General Martim Lopes Lobo de Saldanha emphasizing the geopolitical issue, showing how his government directives were related to the issues at the southern frontier. Once the conflict were solved, during the remaining years of his government Lobo de Saldanha faced the opposition of the local elite, due to the problems caused by war. And for such confrontation, Saldanha lacked the necessary political skills.

  • Book
  • Lorena Leite
  • Paco Editorial
  • 2018
  • Jundiaí
  • Portuguese
  • 240 p., il., color., 21 cm, ISBN: 978-85-462-1296-5

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Updated at 27/09/2019 by the tutor Roberto Tonera.



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