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Lisbon
     

Lisbon

by John Laidlar
 
Lisbon's relative proximity to Africa led to a prolonged period of Moorish occupation until 1147. The city enjoyed untold wealth during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but was devastated by the earthquake in 1755. Portugal's accession to the European Community and Lisbon's subsequent choice both as the European City of Culture (1994) and as the site for the

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Lisbon's relative proximity to Africa led to a prolonged period of Moorish occupation until 1147. The city enjoyed untold wealth during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but was devastated by the earthquake in 1755. Portugal's accession to the European Community and Lisbon's subsequent choice both as the European City of Culture (1994) and as the site for the international Expo '98 have brought the city into the European mainstream.

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An annotated bibliography of 692 works concerning Lisbon. Organized by such categories as history, administration, geography and geology, flora and fauna, communities, religious life, social conditions, housing, laws, the economy, trade, transportation, architecture, costumes, food and drink, recreation, museums, travel accounts and tourist guidebooks, depictions of the city in the arts, and other bibliographies. Appends a list of Portuguese works on Lisbon. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781851092680
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
304

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