Chair Chair of Luso-Brazilian History and Culture
The commercial squares in the Luso-Brazilian Empire during the beginning of the 19th century were strongly marked by the action of mercantile corporations and typical institutions of the old regime, such as the Board of Commerce. This environment provided privileged forms of access to justice (peer justice), conflict resolution, government, administration and trade regulation. Corporatism and protectionism still strongly marked Portuguese trade policies in the context of liberal revolutions and constitutionalism. Here we will talk about the distinctions and approximations of the squares in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon in the period in question.
Federal University of Ouro Preto
Department of History, Arts and Humanities