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Title:
A concise history of Portugal
Author:
Birmingham, David.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1993.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780521830041

9780521536868
Format :
Book

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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).


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Peoples, cultures and colonies
2 Rebellion and revolution 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
8 Further reading in English
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