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The Portuguese School of Commerce, 1759-1844: a reflection of the Enlightenment

Rodrigues, Lucia Lima; Gomes, Delfina; Craig, Russell


This paper introduces to the English-language literature the Aula do Comercio (School of Commerce) which was established in Lisbon in 1759. This school was a product of the Portuguese Enlightenment period and provided a model for development of similar government-sponsored schools across Europe. Our principal objective is to provide a comprehensive description of the school by outlining why it was established, how it operated, what it taught, what effects it had, and why it closed in 1844. It...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting History
DOI: 10.1177/103237320400900304


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