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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Enlightened mineralogists: Mining knowledge in colonial Brazil, 1750-1825
Author: Figueiroa, S
da Silva, C
Abstract: This case study of the intellectual and professional trajectories of two Brazilian colonial scientists illustrates the constitution of a local scientific context, its characteristics, and its limits. In Brazil, colonial scientists: saw themselves as inextricably linked to the Portuguese metropolis: their science was not seen as an instrument of colonial resistance, but rather as an improving factor, mobilizing natural resources for the achievement of economic and intellectual goals set by both imperial and colonial interests. The development of science in Brazil was not so much a process of transmission as a part of the same process that occurred contemporaneously in Portugal.
Country: EUA
Editor: Univ Chicago Press
Rights: embargo
Date Issue: 2000
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