Imperial Migrations

Colonial Communities and Diaspora in the Portuguese World

  • Eric Morier-Genoud
  • Michel Cahen

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Portugal, Empire, and Migrations — Was There Ever an Autonomous Social Imperial Space?

  3. Longue-Durée Migrations in and around the Portuguese Empire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Edward A. Alpers, Molly Ball
      Pages 31-71
  4. Colonial Migrations in the Third Portuguese Empire

  5. Migrations at the Margins of the Third Empire

  6. Ideology and Heritage

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-351

About this book


This volume investigates what role colonial communities and diaspora have had in shaping the Portuguese empire and its heritage, exploring topics such as Portuguese migration to Africa, the Ismaili and the Swiss presence in Mozambique, the Goanese in East Africa, the Chinese in Brazil, and the history of the African presence in Portugal.


colonialism colonization community decolonization empire history migration Nation society Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Morier-Genoud
    • 1
  • Michel Cahen
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastUK
  2. 2.CNRSUniversité de BordeauxFrance

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