A Concise History of Portugal

A Concise History of Portugal

by David Birmingham


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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal presents an introduction to the people and culture of the country and its search for economic modernization, political stability and international partnership. The first single-volume account of Portugal's history since the days of dictatorship and colonization, this updated second edition also covers the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium. First Edition Hb (1993): 0-521-43308-8 First Edition Pb (1993): 0-521-43880-2 David Birmingham is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has written extensively on Portugal and Africa including, among others, The Decolonization of Africa (UCL Press, 1995), History of Central Africa, Volume Three (Longman, 1998), and Portugal and Africa (Macmillan, 1999) and, more recently, a survey of Trade and Empire in the Atlantic, 1400-1600 (Routledge, 2000).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108439558
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Series: Cambridge Concise Histories
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 474,231
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.51(d)

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.

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