Tag: History

The Lusíadas as a Historical Document: Extracting Portugal, the Portuguese, Love and Prophecy from the Epic Poem

Os Luísadas (1572) by Luís Vaz de Camões (1524/5?-1580) is an epic poem that immortalised Vasco da Gama and the Portuguese sea voyages to India via Southern Africa…

The Return of Dom Sebastião?

In May 2016, a small statue of Dom Sebastião, situated on a walled-pedestal in between two doorways of the ornate neo-Manueline Rossio (Lisbon) train station, was destroyed by…