Harold B. Johnson

Scholar in Residence (1981)
Latin America
E-Mail: valdemar53@hotmail.com


Publications, Awards, and Activities

Social Science Research Council Fellow in Portugal, 1964-1965

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Latin American History, Yale University, 1964-1968

Ford Foundation Fellow in Brazil, 1965-1966

Social Science Research Council Fellow in Portugal, 1968-1969

Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Virginia, 1970-1974

Visiting Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1983

From Reconquest to Empire: The Iberian Background to Latin American History (Knopf, 1971).

[with Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva] O Império Luso-Brasileiro, 1500-1620 (v. VI of the Nova História da Expansão Portuguesa) (Lisbon, 1992).

Para a história social de Torres Vedras: um documento eclesiástico do ano de 1309, sep. do Boletim da Junta Distrital de Lisboa, LXXIII- LXXIV, III ser. (1970), pp.3-125.

[with Sylvia L. Thrupp] "The Earliest Canterbury Freemen's Rolls, 1298-1363," Kent Records, XVIII, ed. F. du Boulay, 1964.

[with U. M Cowgill] "Grain Prices and Vital Statistics in a Portuguese Rural Parish, 1671-1720," Journal of Biosocial Science, 3 (1971), pp. 321-329.

[with R. C. Hoffmann] "Un village portugais en mutation. Povoa d'El Rei a la fin du quatorzième siécle," Annales E S C, 26:5 (1971), pp. 917-940.

"The Donatary Captaincy in Perspective; Portuguese Backgrounds to the Settlement of Brazil," Hispanic American Historical Review (1972), pp. 203-214.

"Les comptes d'un hopital portugais, 1379-1383," Études Rurales, 51(1973), pp. 67-84.

"A Portuguese Estate of the Late Fourteenth Century," Luso-Brazilian Review, X:2(1973), pp. 149-162.

"A Preliminary Inquiry into Money, Prices, and Wages in Rio de Janeiro, 1763-1823," in Dauril Alden, ed., Colonial Roots of Modern Brazil (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1973)

"Portrait of a Portuguese Parish: Santa Maria de Alvarenga in 1719," Estudos de história de Portugal, II, sec. XVI-XX (Homenagem a A. H. Oliveira Marques) (Lisbon, 1983), pp. 181-201.

"The Settlement of Brazil, 1500-1580," The Cambridge History of Latin America, I (London, 1984), pp. 249-286.

"Distribuição de Rendimentos numa Aldeia Medieval Portuguesa," Ler História, 32(1997), pp. 181-195.

Camponeses e Colonizadores: Estudos de História Luso-Brasileira (Editorial Estampa, Lisbon, 2002).

Current Research: I am presently writing a general survey of early Brazilian history. I am also working on a series of articles on the significance of the changing distribution of wealth and income in Portuguese communities, ca. 1300-ca.1800.

The following articles can be accessed with an Adobe Acrobat viewer: click on title for link.

"Charlemagne; a Lecture" (1962).

"Para um modelo estrutural da freguesia portuguesa do século XVIII" (1985).

"Storm over Sagres; Or, How a Book Review Caused a Duke to Lose His Cool" (2001).

"Malthus Confirmed? Reflections on the Changing Distribution of Wealth and Income in Portugal (1309-1789)" (2001).

"A Horoscope Cast upon the Birth of King Sebastian of Portugal (1554-1578)" (2001).

"A Question that Jaime Cortesão Never Dared to Ask" (2002).

"A Pedophile in the Palace" (2004).