Saudades da Terra has 0 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgada, pages, Paperback. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Português: Doutor Gaspar Frutuoso, Saudades da Terra, Livro II, com Palavras prévias de João Bernardo de Oliveira Rodrigues, Instituto.

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He is normally cited in settlement history of the islands of the Azores. Little is known of his childhood, apart from references to him working his father’s lands during this period. The first trustworthy record about Frutuoso was his admission to the University of Salamanca in where he later gasparr an Arts certification.

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He briefly returned to the Azores sauxades andwhere he became parish priest in Santa Cruzin the municipality of Lagoa records written by him during this period date his time in the parish. By decree, 20 Mayhe was nominated to be the vicar and orator at the parochial Church of Nossa Senhora da Estrela Our Lady of the Starin the municipality of Ribeira Grandea position he held for the next 26 years until his death.

During this time, he was dedicated to the parish, as well as charitable works he contributed towards on and off-island, but still had time writing his 16 manuscripts that included Saudades da Terraand Saudades do Ceu. Ever mindful of the politics of the time, during the period of the Philippine Dynastyhe was:.


Induring the French assault on Funchalhe collected funds and wheat for the people of Madeira. Saudades da Terraliterally Nostalgic-longing for the Landis a six-volume tome that contains observations by the author, of the history and geography of the Atlantic territories of the Kingdom of Portugal, as well as the Canary Islands lands at one time attributed to Portugal.

It is a referential work for the understanding of the islands of Macaronesia at the end of the 16th Century. The work is not limited to geography and historybut also covers daily life, customs and traditions, genealogythe origins of place names, flora and faunaand affirms Frutuoso’s humanist nature, typical of the Renaissance.

The author is an encyclopedic, literary and artistic observer of the natural phenomenons, preoccupied with experimental alchemy and speculative on aspects of geologybiologymineralogy and petrology. His detailed descriptions are so detailed that they were published into separate volumes which cover:.

The fifth volume is an elaborate poem, from the perspective of a fictional character, writing in a pastoral style, about the history of two friends that are separated and forced to live far from home. Gaspar Frutuoso apparently attempted to publish his work, going so far as to rework and edit his manuscript the original has many edits in his hand.


For reasons that are never clear, although the Spanish occupation of the island during the Iberian Union may have influenced his decision, he never published the work.

The manuscript, along with documents from his library, were sent to the Jesuit College in Ponta Delgada and preserved until when the Society of Jesus was expelled from Portugal. The manuscript fell into the hands of people who restricted access to the document, until it was donated to the General Committee of Ponta Delgadaand incorporated into the holdings of the Public Library and Archive where it now resides.

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