Portugal e Marrocos perante a historia e a politica europea

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Author: Carlos Testa
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,629 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: -21
LoC Category: JC
Downloads: 282
Added to site: 2008.07.01
mnybks.net#: 21390
Genre: Politics
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a Lisboa, tornada assim o grande e unico emporio do Oriente, para d'alli se espalhar pelos portos da Europa, tanto do Oceano como do Mediterraneo.

Tal foi o systema, que a politica e o espirito da epoca dictava, e que as outras nações toleravam, com aquella indifferença que lhes podia resultar, onde só viam não um prejuizo proprio, mas apenas uma alteração no ponto de abastecimento, e isto a troco de vantagens de uma ordem geral, desde que procedendo d'esta fórma, Portugal tomava a si o encargo de desviar no Oriente a attenção do poder sarraceno, já altivo e ameaçador contra a Europa. E d'isto dá valioso testemunho Raynal na sua Historia philosophica das Indias, quando assevera que «se não fôra o descobrimento feito por Vasco da Gama e a acção dos portuguezes no Oriente, ter-se-hia de novo apagado e talvez para sempre o facho da liberdade na Europa, pois que isto seria in

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