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Concise History of Portugal

ISBN-10: 0521536863
ISBN-13: 9780521536868
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: David Birmingham
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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).

Introduction
Peoples, cultures and colonies
Rebellion and revolution in the seventeenth century
The golden age and the earthquake in the eighteenth century
Brazilian independence and the Portuguese Revolution
The bourgeois monarchy and the republicans
The dictatorship and the African empire
Democracy and the European Community
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