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A concise history of Portugal, David Birmingham

Label
A concise history of Portugal
Title
A concise history of Portugal
Statement of responsibility
David Birmingham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, to its three empires in Asia, America and Africa, and to its search in Europe for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. After a short introduction to Portugal's two-thousand-year history before the restoration of 1640, the book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Brazil, of the growth of the wine trade and of the evolution of close ties with England, Portugal's 'oldest ally'. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and in 1926 he was replaced by a dictatorship which tried to overcome Portugal's poverty by building a new empire in Africa. By 1974 the southern empire looked less attractive than the industrial north, and Portugal did a volte-face to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This is the first single-volume account of Portugal's history to be written since the days of dictatorship and colonisation. As such it will become standard reading for anyone interested in the development of Portuguese economy and society
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birmingham, David
Dewey number
946.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP538
LC item number
.B57 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge concise histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portugal
  • Geschichte
Label
A concise history of Portugal, David Birmingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [196]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Peoples, cultures and colonies -- 2. Rebellion and independence in the seventeenth century -- 3. The golden age and the earthquake in the eighteenth century -- 4. Brazilian independence and the Portuguese Revolution -- 5. The bourgeois monarchy and the republicans -- 6. The dictatorship and the African empire -- 7. Democracy and the European Community -- The houses of Avis, Beja and Hapsburg -- The houses of Braganza and Braganza-Saxe-Coburg -- Republican presidents
Control code
26807190
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780521433082
Lccn
92033824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1534501
Label
A concise history of Portugal, David Birmingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [196]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Peoples, cultures and colonies -- 2. Rebellion and independence in the seventeenth century -- 3. The golden age and the earthquake in the eighteenth century -- 4. Brazilian independence and the Portuguese Revolution -- 5. The bourgeois monarchy and the republicans -- 6. The dictatorship and the African empire -- 7. Democracy and the European Community -- The houses of Avis, Beja and Hapsburg -- The houses of Braganza and Braganza-Saxe-Coburg -- Republican presidents
Control code
26807190
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780521433082
Lccn
92033824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1534501

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