A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108335896

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. It remains the standard single-volume work on Portugal, studying the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975, Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and looked north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This third edition brings the story up to date, with a new afterword to reflect recent changes in Portugal, Europe, and the wider world.
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A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438803

Category: Portugal

Page: 209

View: 1701

In recent years, Portugal has experienced great social and economic change. This concise, illustrated history of the country offers an introduction to its people and culture, to its role as an imperial power in America and Africa, and to its search for economic modernization, political stability and international partnership. This account of Portugal's history will provide the ideal introduction for anyone wanting a comprehensive survey of how Portugal came to be the country it is today.
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A Concise History of Brazil

Author: Boris Fausto,Sergio Fausto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107036208

Category: History

Page: 484

View: 855

The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present, focusing on Brazil's increasing global economic importance as well as its continued democratic development.
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A Concise History of Spain

Author: William D. Phillips, Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521607213

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 6818

Engaging history of the rich cultural, social and political life of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.
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The History of Portugal

Author: James Maxwell Anderson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311062

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 5975

The most up-to-date short history of Portugal available, current through 1999.
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A concise history of Spain

Author: Melveena McKendrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5823

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Portugal mit Madeira & den Azoren

Author: Susie Boulton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783928044387

Category: Portugal - Führer

Page: 480

View: 9404

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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139915533

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8655

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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A Traveller's History of Portugal

Author: Ian Robertson

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566564403

Category: Travel

Page: 228

View: 7560

A definitive concise history of Portugal, from its earliest beginnings right up to the politics and life of the present day. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, the book has a full Historical Gazetteer that concentrates on the historic sites.
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Die portugiesische Reise

Author: José Saramago

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810640

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3491

"Überlass deine Blumen jemandem, der damit umzugehen weiß, und fahr los." Saramago lädt ein zu einer literarischen und kulturellen Reise durch seine Heimat Portugal, die er in den 90er Jahren, nach längerer Abwesenheit, mit fremdem Blick ganz neu entdeckt. Seine gemächliche Fahrt in einem klapprigen Auto führt vom Norden Portugals über Hunderte von Kilometern hinweg bis zur Algarve. Geleitet von einer zerknitterten Landkarte und spontanen Eingebungen, lässt der Reisende sich durch die Landschaft treiben. Er macht Halt in kleinen Dörfern, besichtigt Kirchen, Klöster und Burgen oder erfreut sich an der Schönheit der Natur. Nicht zu vergessen, die wunderbaren Geschichten, die ihm an jeder Ecke begegnen. Saramago gibt Einblick in die unbekannten Seiten Portugals und legt gleichzeitig einen literarischen Bericht über die Kultur des Reisens vor, der so bereichernd wie beglückend ist. "Ein in jeder Hinsicht großartiges Buch!" Neue Zürcher Zeitung
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7885

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Portugal and Africa

Author: D. Birmingham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349274909

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 2779

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 twentieth century on a tide of white migration. Settlers, however, brought racial conflict as well as economic modernisation and the Portuguese colonies went through spasms of violence which resembled those of Algeria and South Africa. Liberation eventually came but the peoples of the old colonial cities clung tightly to their acquired traditions, eating Portuguese dishes, writing Portuguese poetry and studying in Portuguese universities.
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A Concise History of the Jewish People

Author: Naomi E. Pasachoff,Robert J. Littman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543669

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 2045

This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.
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Portugal and Africa

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312223199

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 4034

"In the 1960s the 'African Revolution' reached the frontiers of both Portuguese Angola and Portuguese Mozambique and long wars of liberation broke out which eventually drove Portugal to abandon its political hold on Africa. In 'Lusophone' Africa, where people spoke Portuguese, urban lifestyles remained quite different from those of 'Anglophone' Africa, linked to London, or 'Francophone' Africa, which preserved French colonial traditions."--BOOK JACKET.
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A Concise History of Economists' Assumptions about Markets: From Adam Smith to Joseph Schumpeter

Author: Robert Edward Mitchell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 1179

This open-minded, multidisciplinary approach challenges existing world views on the endogenous and exogenous forces that drive markets and economies. • Explores how economists described the forces that drive markets and economies, explains why these descriptions have changed over time, and identifies the impacts that historical events and the growth of the economics profession have had on these descriptions • Questions whether the mental models and economic assumptions initially proposed by Adam Smith should continue to be used • Examines not only historic events and the development of economic and socio-political theories but also addresses questions about the future of economics and other social sciences
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A Concise History of Knighthood

Containing the Religious and Military Orders which Have Been Instituted in Europe. With Descriptions of Their Mantles, Caps, Collars, Stars, Ribbons, and Mottoes. Also Accounts of the Installations of the Garter, Bath, Thistle, and St. Patrick; and Correct Lists of the Knights of Each. To which is Added the Antient Ceremonies Used at Duels, Combats, Justs, and Tournaments. The Whole Imbellished with 82 Copper Plates, Comprising 116 Orders, Accurately Drawn and Neatly Engraved. Being the Completest Collection Ever Published in Great Britain. In Two Volumes. Collected from the Best and Most Approved Prints and Manuscripts. With a Correct Index to the Whole

Author: Hugh Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dueling

Page: 268

View: 6461

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A Concise History of Galicia

Author: Sharif Gemie

Publisher: Histories of Europe

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 3025

Galicia is a region in north-west Spain, with a population of just under three million people. This innovative study provides an introduction to the landmarks of its history, from pre-history to 2005. A paperback version is also available: 0708319882.
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Spain and Portugal

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Julia Ortiz Griffin,William D. Griffin

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074763

Category: History

Page: 490

View: 4355

Serves as a reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Spain and Portugal. This work contains a concise narrative history, a chronology, and an A-to-Z encyclopedia covering significant people, places, events, and issues in Spanish and Portuguese history.
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