Category: Portugal

The Sanctuary of Fátima in Fatima, Portugal, December 1966.

The
Sanctuary of Fátima in
Fatima, Portugal, December 1966.

Christmas night in Coimbra, Portugal, December 1966.

Christmas night in Coimbra, Portugal, December 1966.

An Emir Once Controlled Part of France

Yes, what you’re thinking is true, an Islamic ruler once ruled France?!?!

At the greatest extent of Al-Andalus, a province of the Umayyad Caliphate, it controlled a piece of southern France. As well as most of modern Spain and all of modern Portugal. From 719 to 759 – that’s a full forty years – Muslim rulers controlled the port city of Narbonne. Depending on the year, they also controlled various nearby cities including  Nîmes, Béziers, and Avignon.

The Islamic rulers weren’t entirely unpopular, either. Narbonne was satisfied enough with Umayyad rule that it successfully defended itself, twice, from Frankish attempts to retake the city.

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In 1494 Spain and Portugal sign the treaty of Tordesillas, which divides the world between the two nations.

Salt Holder Shows Two Worlds’ Collision

This saltcellar is both an extraordinary example of skilled workmanship and an artifact that epitomizes a singularly important convergence of cultures. In the second half of the 1400s, the Portuguese were slowly exploring further and further down the western coast of Africa. Portuguese explorers and traders were particularly impressed by the skill of West Coast ivory carvers. Many commissioned beautiful art pieces to bring home.

This particular carving combines both European and African aesthetics and forms. It was made by Sapi in what is today Sierra Leone. The four snakes, associated by the Sapi with mystical wealth, appear to confront four growling dogs. According to regional traditions, dogs are considered spiritually astute animals able to see spirits and ghosts that are invisible to humans. There are also nods to European sensibilities. The roses, for instance, and the animated nature of the carvings.

43 color snaps that capture everyday life of Lisbon in the…

43 color snaps that capture everyday life of Lisbon in the 1960s.

Battle of Aljubarrota – The King of Portugal c…

Battle of Aljubarrota – The King of Portugal chasing the King of Castille

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Rey Felipe IV de España y III de Portugal
Rex Philippus IV Hispaniae et III Lusitaniae
König Philipp IV. von Spanien und III. von Portugal
King Philip IV of Spain and III of Portugal
Roi Philippe IV d’Espagne et III de Portugal

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660), 1644.

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Rey Felipe III de España y II de Portugal
Rex Philippus III Hispaniae et II Lusitaniae
König Philipp III. von Spanien und II. von Portugal
King Philip III of Spain and II of Portugal
Roi Philippe III d’Espagne et II de Portugal

Pedro Antonio Vidal (1570- ), 1617.

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Rey Felipe II de España, I de Portugal, de Inglaterra e Irlanda
Rex Philippus II Hispaniae, I Lusitaniae, Angliae et Hiberniae
König Philipp II. von Spanien, I. von Portugal, von England und Irland
King Philip II of Spain, I of Portugal, of England and Ireland
Roi Philippe II d’Espagne, I de Portugal, d’Angleterre et Irlande

Tiziano Vecellio (1490-1576), 1551.