A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108424198

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A third edition of this reliable and accessible single-volume history of Portugal, bringing the story up to date by addressing recent changes to Portugal and Europe.
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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: 522

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: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 110710971X


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A concise history of Spain

Author: Melveena McKendrick

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 224

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The History of Portugal

Author: James Maxwell Anderson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311062

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 5094

The most up-to-date short history of Portugal available, current through 1999.
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A Traveller's History of Portugal

Author: Ian Robertson,John Hoste

Publisher: Haus Pub.

ISBN: 9781907973093

Category: Historic sites

Page: 352

View: 8075

A definitive concise history of Portugal, from its earliest beginnings right up to the politics and life of the present day.It was not until the twelfth century that Portugal became a country in its own right, having been a Roman colony and then having suffered both Barbarian and Islamic invasions.The golden age of discoveries, the reign and foresight of Henry the Navigator, and great seamen such as Vasco da Gama led to the founding of Portugal's empire and wealth. Troubled times followed: in 1755 Lisbon was virtually leveled by the "Great Earthquake," and the country had hardly recovered its former prosperity when it was overrun by Napoleon's troops at the start of the Peninsular War, to be followed not long after by the Miguelite civil war. The middle decades of the nineteenth century saw the Port Wine trade flourishing, and further expansion into Africa.During the last quarter of the twentieth century, ever since the bloodless revolution of 1974 overthrew the rightwing dictatorship of Salazar, the country has regained its stability, and now takes its rightful place in the European Community.Illustrated with maps and line drawings, the book has a full Historical Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text that concentrates on the historic sites in a country that has retained its individuality and thus its appeal to the individual traveler.
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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139915533

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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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Portugal mit Madeira & den Azoren

Author: Susie Boulton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783928044387

Category: Portugal - Führer

Page: 480

View: 7724

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Portugal and Africa

Author: D. Birmingham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349274909

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 1327

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: 1280

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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A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War

Author: Paul Preston

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007560419

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8350

Map best viewed on a tablet device. An account of the Spanish civil war which portrays the struggles of the war, as well as discussing the wider implications of the revolution in the Republican zone, the emergence of brutal dictatorship on the nationalist side and the extent to which the Spanish war prefigured World War II.
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A Concise History of Galicia

Author: Sharif Gemie

Publisher: Histories of Europe


Category: History

Page: 205

View: 7509

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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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: 9709

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


Category: Heraldry

Page: 268

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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: 1242

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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A Concise History of Spain

Author: José Manuel Gómez-Tabanera

Publisher: N.A


Category: Spain

Page: 700

View: 1879

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