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Manoel de Moraes: spelen met de grenzen van de eigen identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië

Britt Dams (UGent)
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During the Dutch reign in Brazil (1624/30-54) the country was inhabited by a heterogeneous population, which included Europeans of different religions and origins, but also African slaves and native Indians. Manoel de Moraes was a product of this ethnic and social diversity. As a mixed-race Portuguese he spoke different languages and possessed a thorough knowledge of his homeland. This was a valuable asset in colonial Brazil: he could circulate and bridge between conflicting colonial spaces and became a go-between. But Manoel was also known as a traitor at different times by the Portuguese and by the Dutch and had to appear twice before the Inquisition. Through an analysis of his life and work, I investigate how his mixed origin gave him the tools to play with the boundaries of his identity and to succeed in the colony. The concept of the go-between, as elaborated by Alida Metcalf, helps to cast a new light upon betrayal in an early modern colonial context.
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colonial studies, Dutch Brazil, Early Modern Period

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MLA
Dams, Britt. “Manoel De Moraes: Spelen Met De Grenzen Van De Eigen Identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië.” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 124.1 (2011): 4–15. Print.
APA
Dams, B. (2011). Manoel de Moraes: spelen met de grenzen van de eigen identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS, 124(1), 4–15.
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Dams, Britt. 2011. “Manoel De Moraes: Spelen Met De Grenzen Van De Eigen Identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië.” Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis 124 (1): 4–15.
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Dams, Britt. 2011. “Manoel De Moraes: Spelen Met De Grenzen Van De Eigen Identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië.” Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis 124 (1): 4–15.
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Dams B. Manoel de Moraes: spelen met de grenzen van de eigen identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 2011;124(1):4–15.
IEEE
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B. Dams, “Manoel de Moraes: spelen met de grenzen van de eigen identiteit in Nederlands Brazilië,” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS, vol. 124, no. 1, pp. 4–15, 2011.
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