Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c.1770?1850

Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c.1770?1850

by Gabriel Paquette
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107028973

ISBN-13: 9781107028975

Pub. Date: 03/14/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As the British, French and Spanish Atlantic empires were torn apart in the Age of Revolutions, Portugal steadily pursued reforms to tie its American, African and European territories more closely together. Eventually, after a period of revival and prosperity, the Luso-Brazilian world also succumbed to revolution, which ultimately resulted in Brazil's independence from…  See more details below

Overview

As the British, French and Spanish Atlantic empires were torn apart in the Age of Revolutions, Portugal steadily pursued reforms to tie its American, African and European territories more closely together. Eventually, after a period of revival and prosperity, the Luso-Brazilian world also succumbed to revolution, which ultimately resulted in Brazil's independence from Portugal. The first of its kind in the English language to examine the Portuguese Atlantic World in the period from 1750 to 1850, this book reveals that despite formal separation, the links and relationships that survived the demise of empire entwined the historical trajectories of Portugal and Brazil even more tightly than before. From constitutionalism to economic policy to the problem of slavery, Portuguese and Brazilian statesmen and political writers laboured under the long shadow of empire as they sought to begin anew and forge stable post-imperial orders on both sides of the Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107028975
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
463
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The reform of empire in the late eighteenth century; 2. From foreign invasion to imperial disintegration; 3. Decolonization's progeny: restoration, disaggregation, and recalibration; 4. The last Atlantic revolution: emigrados, Miguelists, and the Portuguese Civil War; 5. After Brazil, after civil war: the origins of Portugal's African empire; Conclusion: the long shadow of Empire in the Luso-Atlantic world; Bibliography.

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