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Europeans in India The Portuguese Part 4 Governance, Policies and Operations

Canberra, 5 January 2023 There are two viewpoints regarding the Portuguese attempt to establish a ‘State’ in the Indian sub-continent, headquartered at Goa. One, a sort of sweeping assessment, states that the defeat of the Arab coalition at Diu in 1509 by Almeida ended all threats to Portugal’s hegemony in the Indian Ocean region. The […]

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The Beginning

This is the first post on the History Quest blog that I have created. The reason for naming it History Quest needs a bit of explanantion and I suppose it is best given here on the first page itself. I have always been a history buff and with the years (experience, education, grey hairs, increased […]

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