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Edgar Cravo Bertrand Pereira

PhD candidate

E.F. Cravo Bertrand Pereira MA
+31 71 527 8065

Fields of interest

  • The interaction between formal empires and informal networks
  • Social and economic history of the early modern Iberian empires
  • Property rights and land appropriation in the portuguese overseas territories (16th-18th centuries)



How did ‘free agents’ (entrepreneurs operating outside of the myriad of interests of the centralized, state sponsored monopolies) in the Iberian Empires (Portuguese and Spanish) react to the creation of colonial monopolies by the central states in the Early Modern period?

This research is part of Dr. Catia Antunes' ERC-project 'Fighting Monopolies, Defying Empires 1500-1750: a Comparative Overview of Free Agents and Informal Empires in Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire'.


Curriculum vitae

Master in History of the Early Modern Age and of the Discoveries at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences‐New University of Lisbon

Scientific Research Fellow (PTDC/HISHIS/ 113654/2009/BIC/2012/1) of the Project IC&DT(PTDC/HISHIS/113654/2009), Lands Over Seas: Property Rights in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire; Associação de Estudos de História Contemporânea Portuguesa – ISCTE/ Lisbon University Institute.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.11b



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