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[Coimbra University]

Alvará, por que Vossa Magestade pelos motivos nelle declarados, extinguindo todos os Empregos, e Incumbencias, de que se compunha a Meza da Fazenda da Universidade de Coimbra, o seu Contador, Executor, e os mais Officiaes Subalternos della, com toda a fórma de arrecadação, que nella se praticava: He servido crear, e estabelecer huma Junta de Administração, e Arrecadação com Cofre, Thesoureiro, Contadoria, e Executoria . . .   (Dated 28 August 1772.)

£65

(Lisbon), Na Regia Officina Typografica (1772).

Description

Folio.  7 pp.   Wrappers.  

Pombal’s comprehensive reform and micro-management of the University of Coimbra entailed installing a board of administrators responsible for controlling financial matters.   He began “the overhauling of the University of Coimbra in 1772, which abolished the study of scholastic philosophy and put natural philosophy (or natural history) in its place (it is worth noting that those self-same men who were instrumental in bringing the baroque period to an end and welcomed the new liberal ideology were products of the new university)” (Manoel da Silveira Cardozo, “The Modernization of Portugal and the independence of Brazil,” p. 200 in From Colony to Empire, ed. A.J.R. Russell-Wood).      

Marquês de Pombal.  Catálogo Bibliográfico e iconográfico,  653.

 

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