Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La Ciudad colonial brasileña y la Iglesia católica

Ana de Lourdes Ribeiro da Costa


Taking into account the great importance of the Catholic Church in the process of formation of the colonial Brazilian cities, the aim of this work is to study the role of the Religious Order of the Benedictines in the establishment of the urban space structure in the city of Salvador de Bahía. The city growing in the XVIII century, following the Southern axis, consolidated on the lands that belonged to the Benedictines. Particulars aims are to try to understand the way by which the Benedictines influenced the process of urban development in the XVIII century, to understand which were the strategies used by the monks to rent their lands “able to be urbanized” and which legal instruments they used.

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