Cristina Costa Gomes


TEAM: HPRT 7. SAPIENTIA ASIATICA: Early Modern Latin and Portuguese texts on Asia

ORCID: 0000-0001-8065-4415

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Cristina Costa Gomes holds a MA (2000) and a PhD (2008) in Early Modern History from the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. She is a researcher at the Centre for Classical Studies, of the same University. She is also a member of the Maritime Academy (Lisbon) and of the Portuguese Academy of History. She is currently the Co-Principal Investigator of the project Res Sinicae. Her main research interests are Portuguese Humanism (in the sixteenth century), intercultural relations between Portugal/Europe and China (sixteenth to eighteenth century), and the edition of sources dated from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. She has an extensive number of publications on the above-mentioned fields. Amongst them, the following are worthy of note: Diogo de Sá no Renascimento Português, 2 vols. (Lisbon: Centro de Estudos Clássicos, 2012); Tomás Pereira: Obras (org. by Luís Filipe Barreto; translation Arnaldo do Espírito Santo; transcription and notes Cristina Costa Gomes, Isabel Murta Pina e Pedro Lage Correia), 2 vols. (Lisbon: CCCM, 2011); and Diogo de Sá, De Navigatione Libri Tres, Sobre A Navegação Três Livros, critical edition of the Latin text, translation, and notes by Arnaldo do Espírito Santo, and introduction by Cristina Costa Gomes (Lisbon: Academia de Marinha and Centro de Estudos Clássicos, 2017). She is currently preparing the critical edition of Monarchia da China (1654) by António de Gouveia, as well as his unpublished letters.

Interests: Intercultural relations between Portugal / Europe-China (16th to 18th-century); Paleography; Edition of manuscripts; Renaissance and Humanism.

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