About the Author
David Birmingham is Emeritus Professor of Modern History in the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Peoples, cultures and colonies; 2. Rebellion and revolution in the seventeenth century; 3. The golden age and the earthquake in the eighteenth century; 4. Brazilian independence and the Portuguese Revolution; 5. The bourgeois monarchy and the republicans; 6. The dictatorship and the African empire; 7. Democracy and the European Community; 8. Further reading in English; Annotated bibliography; Select source materials.