Tropical Versailles Empire, Monarchy, and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821

ISBN-10: 0415929881
ISBN-13: 9780415929882
Edition: 2001
Authors: Kirsten Schultz
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Description: In 1807, to escape an invading Napoleonic army, the Portuguese Prince Regent and 10,000 functionaries set sail for Brazil. Following the transfer of the court to Rio de Janeiro, Portugal became the only European state to relocate its capital abroad.

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In 1807, to escape an invading Napoleonic army, the Portuguese Prince Regent and 10,000 functionaries set sail for Brazil. Following the transfer of the court to Rio de Janeiro, Portugal became the only European state to relocate its capital abroad.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Portuguese Orthography
Abbreviations
Introduction
"Brighter Glory in the Western Sphere": Monarchy, Empire, and the New World
Preeminence and Its Price: Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro
Tragedy and Triumph: The Politics of Royal Exile
The New City of Rio de Janeiro: Reconstructing the Portuguese Royal Court
"Tropical Versailles": The Politics of Monarchy in the New World
"Imperio Florescente": Remaking the Portuguese Empire
Legacies and Liberties: Constitutionalism in Rio de Janeiro
Epilogue
The Pasquinades of 1821
References
Index

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