ABRIU 8 (2019) Monograph “Magellan and Accounts of Global Circumnavigation”

After those of Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama, and among many other oceanic expeditions, the third of the great Renaissance voyages is, without a doubt, the three-year expedition captained by Portuguese explorer Fernão Magalhães in 1519 in search of the precious nutmeg of the Maluku Islands. As his predecessors in their way to their respective Indies, Magellan is a key figure of Western history, responsible for one of the riskiest voyages ever undertaken, a voyage that supposed a revolutionary expansion of the known world. Nonetheless, the expedition that resulted in the first voyage around the world was not free of polemic and debate. The first captain of the fleet sparked polemic even before sailing from Seville in the service of the emperor Charles V; his leadership arose questioning as well; and the consequences of his voyage were also fiercely debated, as not only did they transform the order of the known world, but also its partition between the two Western crowns devoted to oceanic expeditions.

The seventh issue of the journal Abriu aims to reflect on the complexities of Magellan’s voyage from the many witnesses written down in the plentiful documentation generated by his expedition. It also aims to underscore the difficulty of understanding the plural realities encountered during the years of the voyage, as well as the conflictive dialogue with these plural, radically unknown realities in the many parts of its path. All in all, we aim to highlight the relevance of the hard and often cruel relevance of an experience that created a new way to read the world.

These are some of the proposals with which we invite to contribute to this monograph issue of Abriu. The articles, which can be written in Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese or English, need to adhere to the rules and styles of the journal. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2018.

This issue is coordinated by professor Luís Filipe F. R. Thomaz, specialist in Portuguese oceanic voyages (publications include Le Portugal et l’Afrique au XVe siègle, 1989; El proyecto indiano del rey Don Juan, in collaboration with J. P. Costa and V. Rodrigues, 1992; De Ceuta a Timor, 1994; Viagens portuguesas à Índia (1497-1513), with Carmen Radulet, 2002; Atlas Miller, with A. Pinheiro Marques, 2006; La expansión portuguesa: un prisma de muchas caras, 2016), and professor Ximena Urbina (Pontificia Universidad de Valparaíso), specialist in the colonial period of America from a cultural history perspective (publications include Fuentes para la Historia de la Patagonia Occidental en el período colonial, 2014; La frontera de arriba en Chile Colonial, 2009, besides contributions and editions of many collective works). 



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