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Title:Angola nas garras do trafico de escravos: as guerras do Ndongo (1611-1630)
Author:Heintze, BeatrixISNI
Year:1984
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Issue:1
Pages:11-59
Language:Portuguese
Geographic term:Angola
Subjects:Ndongo polity
mercantile history
Abstract:Portuguese translation of an article in Paideuma, vol. 27 (1981); p. 197-273, entitled 'Das Ende des unabhängigen Staates Ndongo (Angola). Neue Chronologie und Reinterpretation (1617-1630)'. At the beginning of the seventeenth century Ndongo was a relatively powerful and independent state whose leading inhabitants derived much of their prosperity from a flourishing commerce in salt and slaves, exchanged for imported European textiles, wine and smuggled arms. The Portuguese, present officially since 1575, directly controlled only small parcels of coastal lowland between the rivers Bengo, Kwanza and Lucala. A new phase of military conquest against the King of Ndongo and his allies began under Governorship of Bento Banha Cardoso from 1611 in order to achieve effective control of trade routes and stamp out smuggling by private Portuguese traders. This resulted in the dissolution of Ndongo before 1630. Notes, sum. in English.
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