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Portugal and its empire

Antonio de Figueiredo

Portugal and its empire

the truth.

by Antonio de Figueiredo

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination159p.,23cm
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19934061M

Rome added Portugal to its empire (2nd century BC), the latter a province of Lusitania at the time, and the name of the future kingdom was derived from "Portucale", a Roman and post-Roman settlement situated at the mouth of the Douro River. A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, drawing particularly on historical scholarship postdating the Portuguese Revolution, offers readers a comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of how all this happened – the first such account to appear in /5(15).

The Portuguese: A Modern History (Barry Hatton, ). Hatton combines information on the country's history, landscape, and culture with anecdotes from his own experience living in Portugal. The Portuguese Empire, – A World on the Move (A.J.R. Russell-Wood, ). Russell-Wood explores the rise and fall of the Portuguese empire.   Portugal Explores The Dark Side Of Its Colonial Past In the capital Lisbon, 2 public projects represent different views of the country's colonial past. One is a .

Elmina Castle. In , Portuguese traders built Elmina Castle (also called São Jorge da Mina, or Saint George’s of the Mine) in present-day Ghana, on the west coast of Africa ().A fortified trading post, it had mounted cannons facing out to sea, not inland toward continental Africa; the Portuguese had greater fear of a naval attack from other Europeans than of a land attack from Africans. João Silva has the best answer so far, and you can never go wrong by talking about how superb the Portuguese were as seafarers and shipbuilders, but the essential reason was fanatical commitment - call it desperation - expressed in three ways: rel.


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Portugal and its Empire -- The Truth | FIGUEIREDO, Antonio de | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Portugal and its Empire: The Truth by Figueiredo, A and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire offers English-speaking readers a comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of the history of Portugal and its empire up to the start of the nineteenth century.

Volume I concerns the formation and subsequent history of Portugal itself from pre-Roman times to the climactic French invasion of /5(18). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Figueiredo, Antonio de, Portugal and its empire: the truth.

London, Gollancz, (OCoLC) Based on more than two decades of research conducted on five continents, this monumental work focuses on the activities of members of the Society of Jesus from its foundation to the eve of its expulsion from the Portuguese world.

A second volume will examine the Order s expulsion, the fate of its members, and the disposition of its assets in Portugal and her empire from to /5(2). This book is eye-opening about so many little known Portuguese conquistadors who fought to build their maritime empire in India and beyond.

Although the author is often rather biased in his criticism of the Portuguese, he is vivid in his description of their appalling massacres of local Muslims and the often sadistic destruction they by: 4.

While he does go back as far as the Age of Discovery, the bygone age when Portugal spread its empire around the globe, most of the book focuses on history closer to our own time and indeed Portugal a shrunken Portugal today.

Throughout the book, Hatton is most interested in exploring what makes the Portuguese the way they by: 1. This informative, concise, and engagingly written work provides the most up-to-date history of Portugal, current throughand gives a full picture of the political, social, cultural, and economic influences that shaped the history of Portugal.

Covering the period from Portugal's early conception as a nation through its long history, with emphasis on the dramatic period of the last several 4/5(1). InPortugal entered the European Economic Community and left the European Free Trade Association which had been founded by Portugal and its partners in The country joined the euro in The Portuguese Empire ended de facto in when Macau was returned to China, and de jure in when East Timor became independent.

Though it fully describes the evangelical and educational activities of the Jesuits, the book emphasizes their political relations with Portuguese and indigenous leaders, the founding of their major training facilities, the development of their economic infrastructure, their activities as governmental administrators for the Portuguese in India and China, and their role in Portugal’s unsuccessful attempts to preserve her eastern empire.

This two-volume set is a modern classic: A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 1: From Beginnings to Portugal (Volume 1) A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 2: From Beginnings to The Portuguese Empire. This a great little book on the history of Portugal that makes for a great bedside book to flip though before sleep or to take on a trip.

There are beautiful photos on the cover and many in black and white inside. The key word here is that this is a companion book. The sort of thing small enough to carry around and to read in small pieces/5.

The Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian Reconquest of Hispania. With no geographical raison d' tre and no obvious political roots in its Roman, Germanic, or Islamic pasts, it for long remained a small, struggling realm on Europe's outer fringe/5.

This is the story of the first and one of the greatest colonial empires: its birth, apotheosis, and decline. By approaching the history of the Portuguese empire thematically, A. Russell-Wood is able to pursue ideas and make connections that previously have been constrained by strict chronological approaches.

Using the study of movement as a focus, Russell-Wood gains unique insight into 4/5(4). The Rough Guide to Portugal. by Mark Ellingham, John Fisher, Graham Kenyon (Rough Guides),ISBN: pp. The Rough Guide to Portugal - far from being rough - is printed on good paper, has some excellent photos, and plentiful maps.

With its erudite, more wordy style - not to mention its smaller font - it requires a more scholastic take. Books shelved as portuguese-history: The Portuguese Seaborne Empire, by Charles Ralph Boxer, Cotton Is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work, a.

The History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, drawing particularly on historical scholarship postdating the Portuguese Revolution, offers readers a comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of how all this happened - the first such account to appear in English for more than a Cited by: This is the first overall analysis of the sumptuary laws in Portugal and its empire from beginning to end.

It is based on legislation, but also on material cultural, political debate and correspondence. It shows the selective impact on the colonies, relatively spared from this Author: Francisco Bethencourt. The book Visualizing Portuguese Power: The Political Use of Images in Portugal and its Overseas Empire (16thth Century), Edited by Urte Krass is published by Diaphanes.

In constant battle and rivalry with Spain, its eastern neighbour, Portugal then turned to the sea and, after Henry the Navigator’s establishment of a school of navigation at Sagres, in time founded a vast overseas empire that would become Europe’s largest and richest.

Much of that empire was quickly lost, but even then Portugal retained sizable holdings along the African coast, in southern. The Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian Reconquest of Hispania.

With no geographical raison d'&#;tre and no obvious roots in its Roman, Germanic, or Islamic pasts, it for long remained a small, struggling realm on Europe's outer fringe. Then, in the early Brand: Cambridge University Press.The Fifth Empire (Portuguese: Quinto Império) is a concept of a global Portuguese empire with spiritual and temporal power, based on an interpretation of Daniel 2 and the Book of Revelation, whose origins lay with António Vieira.

The concept was re-popularized in the twentieth century with the publication of Mensagem by Fernando Pessoa in The State of India (Portuguese: Estado da Índia), also referred as the Portuguese State of India (Estado Português da Índia, EPI) or simply Portuguese India (Índia Portuguesa), was a state of the Portuguese Empire, founded six years after the discovery of a sea route between Portugal and the Indian Subcontinent to serve as the governing Capital: Cochin (–), Old Goa .