Freyre, Gilberto

   World famous Brazilian sociologist and scholar whose writings (1933-60) formed the basis for the so-called theory of Luso- Tropicalism. Born in Recife, but receiving his higher degrees in the United States under American scholars, Freyre wrote a pioneering volume on the history of the colonization of Brazil, under the influences of the Portuguese, Amerindians, and black Africans. This first major work on Brazil, with the English title of The Masters and the Slaves, generated controversy over the precise role of Portugal in expansion and colonization in the world. The 1933 book and later writings up to the 1960 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry of Aviz (Prince Henry the Navigator) formed the foundation for certain interpretations that the Estado Novo later used to support its policy of continuing Portuguese colonial rule in Africa and Asia.

Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. . 2014.

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  • Freyre, Gilberto de Mello — ▪ Brazilian sociologist Freyre also spelled  Freire  born March 15, 1900, Recife, Braz. died July 18, 1987, Recife       sociologist, considered the 20th century pioneer in the sociology of the Brazilian northeast.       Freyre received a B.A.… …   Universalium

  • Gilberto Freyre — en 1975. Nombre completo Gilberto de Mello Freyre Nacimiento 15 de marzo de 1900 …   Wikipedia Español

  • FREYRE (G. de M.) — FREYRE GILBERTO DE MELO (1900 1987) Né à Recife, dans l’État du Pernambuc, l’écrivain Gilberto Freyre restera sans aucun doute une des figures centrales de la vie intellectuelle brésilienne du XXe siècle, une de celles aussi auxquelles les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gilberto Freyre — Traduction à relire Gilberto Freyre → Gilb …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gilberto Freyre — (March 15, 1900 – July 18, 1987) was a Brazilian sociologist, cultural anthropologist, historian, journalist and congressman. His best known work is a sociological treatise named Casa Grande Senzala (variously translated, but roughly The Masters… …   Wikipedia

  • Gilberto Freyre — ca. 1975 Gilberto de Mello Freyre (* 15. März 1900 in Recife; † 18. Juli 1987 in Recife) war ein brasilianischer Soziologe und Anthropologe; er wird auch als einer der bedeutendsten Soziologen seiner Zeit angesehen. Sein berühmtestes Werk ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Freyre — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Fernando Freyre de Andrade (1903–1946), spanischer Schauspieler Gilberto Freyre (1900–1987), brasilianischer Soziologe Ricardo Jaimes Freyre (1868–1933), bolivianischer Schriftsteller Freyre steht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Freyre —   [ frɛi̯re], Gilberto de Mello, brasilianischer Soziologe und Schriftsteller, * Recife 15. 3. 1900, ✝ ebenda 18. 7. 1987. Freyre gilt mit seinen soziologischen, ethnologischen und sozialhistorischen Untersuchungen über die brasilianische… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Freyre — /frdday rddeuh/, n. Gilberto /zhil berdd too/, 1900 87, Brazilian sociologist and anthropologist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Freyre — /frdday rddeuh/, n. Gilberto /zhil berdd too/, 1900 87, Brazilian sociologist and anthropologist …   Useful english dictionary

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