During the Portuguese colonial administration of East Timor, a considerable number of articles, reports, and books were produced and published about the indigenous peoples and cultures. The research team has been surveying these publications – the majority of which have been published in Portuguese – in order to reach an overview of the Portuguese ‘colonial knowledge’ regarding Timor. These publications touch on disciplines and topics as varied as history, linguistics, biological anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, and allow one to glimpse not just the lives of the East Timorese people in earlier periods, but also the imageries and activities of the European colonizing communities.
As part of this survey in progress, we are providing through this website a bibliography of publications on the history and anthropology of Timor Leste, during the Portuguese colonial period. In addition to this resource, we provide a list of online publications through our Online Library.
To download a draft version of this bibliography please go to Resources/Bibliography or click here.
Please note that this bibliography is a work-in-progress and is in draft form. You are welcome to use it and cite it, but please reference it appropriately – for instance in the following form:
Ricardo Roque (coord.), ‘History and Anthropology of “Portuguese Timor”, 1850-1975. A Bibliography’, online version of 30th November 2011, available at http://www.historyanthropologytimor.org/ (downloaded on [date of access])
Image: Postcard: “Bambual”. Ed. Missão, c. 1927. Courtesy: João Loureiro.