A Concise History of Portugal / Edition 1

A Concise History of Portugal / Edition 1

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by David Birmingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521438802

ISBN-13: 9780521438803

Pub. Date: 09/01/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country and its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership." The present Concise History was research during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, and it has since become the…  See more details below

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"This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country and its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership." The present Concise History was research during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, and it has since become the standard single-volume work. This second edition brings the story up to date and the revised bibliography discusses the current state of historical writing on Portugal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438803
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Introduction1
1Peoples, cultures and colonies11
2Rebellion and independence in the seventeenth century35
3The golden age and the earthquake in the eighteenth century67
4Brazilian independence and the Portuguese Revolution99
5The bourgeois monarchy and the republicans131
6The dictatorship and the African empire161
7Democracy and the European Community185
The houses of Avis, Beja and Habsburg204
The houses of Braganza and Braganza-Saxe-Coburg205
Republican presidents206
Select source materials207
Selected works published since 1990209
Further reading in English213
Index215

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A Concise History of Portugal 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in the history of Portugal, this is one book you should NOT buy. I have read numerous books about Portugal's history, and have studied it as well. I don't know where the author of this book got his information from. It's totally inaccurate, with his opinions or observations stated as fact. If I could give it less than one star, I would. It deserves nothing. Simply horrible, inaccurate, useless...