Brazilian fortifications: preservation and foment.

When Europeans implanted their colonies in the New World, Portugal followed an unusual pattern, decentralizing its military system and making the colonizers responsible for the construction of fortifications. These were, in a certain way, very numerous but not very efficient; 137 of them still exist. These remnants, defining the frontiers since the 18th century, became symbols of the county’s past, generating great interest in their preservation. In 2015 the Brazilian government presented a proposal for the inscription of 19 of these works on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, to support their preservation and promotion. This paper proposes to present the criteria chosen to make the selection sent to UNESCO.

  • Article - Proceedings
  • Adler Homero Fonseca de Castro
  • Icofort / Universidad Veracruzana (UV) / Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
  • 2015
  • Veracruz
  • English
  • in: Memorias del 1er. Congresso internacional de arquitectura militar y gestión de recintos fortificados, 24-28 agosto (2015), p. 723-742, il., color.
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