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F.M.L. Thompson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262788

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.001.0001

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Charles Ralph Boxer 1904–2000

Charles Ralph Boxer 1904–2000

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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

M. D. D. Newitt

British Academy

Charles Boxer, the most distinguished scholar of seventeenth-century Portuguese and Dutch colonial history of his generation, was a Fellow of the British Academy. He had been an army officer and in 1930 was seconded to the Far East as a language officer to specialise in Japanese. Boxer combined his duties with scholarly study and survived imprisonment by the Japanese during World War II. After the War, he held the Camõese Chair of Portuguese at King's College London. Boxer's most influential book was Race Relations in the Portuguese Colonial Empire 1415–1825. Obituary by M.D.D. Newitt.

Keywords:   Charles Boxer, FBA, Portuguese colonial empire, race relations, British Academy, World War II, Camõese Chair, M.D.D. Newitt

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