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BLK450 The Portuguese in Africa

A seminar on Portuguese expansion and involvement in Africa from the 15th century to the present. Examination of the motivating factors from the initial Portuguese expansion into Africa, giving consideration to Portugal's position in Medieval Europe, her uneconomic exploits along the East African Coast, historical basis for entrenchment in Mozambique and Angola, African reaction against Portuguese intrusion, and problems of development of Portuguese- speaking/African independent nation-states.


  • 3


  • Liberal Arts


  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman