Knowing is the origin and source of writing well.

Scribendi recte sapere est et principium et fons.

Horace, Epistles 2.3.309

Sinica: Portuguese and Latin Documentation on Asia (16th to 18th centuries)

The Sinica team's research line is dedicated to the transcription, editing, and study of sources in Latin and Portuguese about Asia in the Early Modern Age (1500-1800), aiming to address the absence of systematic work in this field in Portugal. Its area of study focuses on Portugal-Asia intercultural relations and the dissemination of knowledge and information about Asia in Europe by the Portuguese, and vice versa. Its objective includes editing texts, publishing studies, training of various audiences and wide dissemination of the research of its members.

TOPICS: Latin sources, Portuguese sources, Asia, text edition, early Modern Age, intercultural relations, Portuguese presence in Asia

Team Members