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Killing images: Iconoclasm and the art of political insult in sixteenth and seventeenth century Portuguese India

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The article builds on a succession of visually disturbing events that occurred in Goa—the capital city of Portuguese India—during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. From the early years of the Portuguese conquest (1510), Goa went through a redefinition of its urban space, which implied the appropriation and re-semantization of buildings and other key sites of the old Muslim city. This process included the spread of images and symbols related to several Portuguese viceroys, soon-to-be ta...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0165115318000621

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Itinerario Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
461-489
Publication date:
2018-12-31
Acceptance date:
2018-03-31
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EISSN:
2041-2827
ISSN:
0165-1153
Source identifiers:
858754
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uuid:3b1086c0-f0ef-4a7a-9315-ea7c1d1b2228
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pubs:858754
Deposit date:
2018-06-21

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