History of Brazil

History of Brazil

by Robert Southey


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History of Brazil by Robert Southey

Robert Southey (1774-1843), Romantic poet and friend of Coleridge, was poet laureate from 1813 to 1843. As well as being distinguished in verse, he also produced successful historical works and was a noted scholar of Portuguese. Between 1810 and 1819 he published this influential three-volume history, drawing on his extensive collection of Portuguese and Spanish books. Originally intended to be part of a larger work on the history of Portugal, this project evolved to focus on Brazil, beginning with its discovery and colonisation by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century and concluding with the relocation of the Portuguese court to Brazil during the Peninsular War. Volume 3 covers the period from 1686 to 1808, when the seat of the Portuguese monarchy was moved from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. It concludes with a thorough review of the progress of Brazil in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108052849
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies
Pages: 684
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 31. Measures of Gomes Freyre at Maranham; 32. First laws of the mines; 33. Alarm of invasion at the Rio; 34. Foundation of the town of Tarija; 35. Antequera sent to Asumpcion as judge; 36. D. Lourenco de Almeida governor of Minas Geraes; 37. Growing importance of Montevideo; 38. First cattle introduced into Paraguay; 39. Characters of Ferdinand VI and his queen; 40. Character of Pombal; 41. Companies of Maranham and Pernambuco established; 42. Zeballos recalled from the Plata; 43. Praca dos Przeres destroyed; 44. View of the state of Brazil; Notes; Index.

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