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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Return Of The Immortal: D. Pedro I Mythologized By The Military In The Imagistic Representations Of O Cruzeiro And Manchete Magazines In Independence Sesquicentennial (1972) [o Retorno Do Imortal: D. Pedro I Mitificado Pelos Militares Nas Representações Imagéticas Das Revistas O Cruzeiro E Manchete No Sesquicentenário Da Independência (1972)]
Author: Ferreira C.
Da Silva E.R.S.
Abstract: This article intends to discuss the images conveyed in O Cruzeiro and Manchete magazines, during the year of the Independence Sesquicentennial of Brazil. In this commemorative event, the figure of the monarch D. Pedro I, representative of the "country's unification", is evident in the annals of national history after a Luso-Brazilian diplomatic agreement and the arrival of the Emperor's body to Brazil, with the exception of the heart, left in his will to the city of Porto. The strategy of the Brazilian military regime in elevate D. Pedro I to the virtue through a positive reworking of his character, is related to his military exploits performed in command of the liberal army in Portugal in 1828, when he fought against the absolutist government of his brother, D. Miguel. The imagistic representations of the transfer of his remains to Brazil, in April 1972, during the government of General Medici, show the symbolism of memory elements evoked by the authoritarian state's politics, thirsty for commemorative events and wrapped in ceremonials of spectacular nature. The wide dissemination conveyed by the magazines is linked to a clear intention of the military to take ownership of commemorative events to mystifi the figure of D. Pedro I in to the pantheon of national heroes, from the wide use of aspects of national history and imagery resources charged with meanings able to thrust memory.
Editor: State University of Santa Catarina
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5965/2175180306112014355
Date Issue: 2014
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