Portugal And Africa

Portugal And Africa

by David Birmingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312223196

ISBN-13: 9780312223199

Pub. Date: 08/14/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The late-medieval Portuguese who arrived in Africa were colonizers in the Roman style, gold merchants on an imperial scale, conquistadores in the Hispanic tradition. Although their empire struggled to survive centuries of Dutch and English competition, it revived in the 20th century on a tide of white migration. Settlers, however, brought racial conflict as well as

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Overview

The late-medieval Portuguese who arrived in Africa were colonizers in the Roman style, gold merchants on an imperial scale, conquistadores in the Hispanic tradition. Although their empire struggled to survive centuries of Dutch and English competition, it revived in the 20th century on a tide of white migration. Settlers, however, brought racial conflict as well as economic modernization and Portuguese colonies went through spasms of violence which resembled those of Algeria and South Africa. Liberation eventually came but peoples of the old colonial cities clung tightly to their acquired traditions, eating Portuguese dishes, writing Portuguese poetry, and studying in Portuguese universities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312223199
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/14/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Portugal's Impact on Africa
• Colonizers and the African Iron Age
• The Regimento da Mina
• Early African Trade in Angola
• Traditions, Migrations, and Cannibalism
• Iberian Conquistadores and African Resisters in the Kongo Kingdom
• Angola and the Church
• Joseph Miller's Way to Death
• The Coffee Barons of Cazengo
• Britain and the Ultimatum of 1890
• Colonialism in Angola: Kinyama's Experience
• Youth and War in Angola
• The Twenty-Seventh of May
• Angola Revisited
• Black and White in Angolan Fiction

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