A Concise History Of Brazil

Author: Boris Fausto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107036208
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The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present, focusing on Brazil's increasing global economic importance as well as its continued democratic development.

A Concise History Of Brazil

Author: Boris Fausto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139992511
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The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil offers a sweeping yet accessible history of Latin America's largest country. Boris Fausto examines Brazil's history from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World through the long and sometimes rocky transition from independence in 1822 to democracy in the twentieth century. In a completely new chapter, his son Sergio Fausto, a prominent political scientist, brings the history up to the present, focusing on Brazil's increasing global economic importance as well as its continued democratic development and the challenges the country faces to meet the higher expectations of its people.

A Concise History Of Brazil

Author: Boris Fausto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565264
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"Excellent one-volume history of Brazil by leading Brazilian social historian is suitable for advanced students and sophisticated general readers. Emphasizes political and economic history. Treats colonial and 19th-century history seriously as political history; one-third of book covers 1930-80. Unlike other recent one-volume histories, such as those by Skidmore (see item #bi 00004885#) and Levine (see item #bi 00000173#), work does not cover contemporary events (1980-90), and the evaluation of the transition from 1964 dictatorship to electoral politics is reticent. Often narrates events by synthesizing differing interpretations in historiography of key issues: nature of Portuguese imperial state, reasons for 19th-century Brazilian territorial unity, relation between slavery and peasantry. Good summary discussion of demography and class structure, but little overt explanation of political culture and almost no references to folkways and the arts"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

A Concise History Of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108335896
File Size: 75,17 MB
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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. It remains the standard single-volume work on Portugal, studying the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975, Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and looked north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This third edition brings the story up to date, with a new afterword to reflect recent changes in Portugal, Europe, and the wider world.

A Concise History Of Bolivia

Author: Herbert S. Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521002943
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A Concise History of Bolivia surveys the country's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution.

A Concise History Of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408486
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A concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.

A Concise History Of Spain

Author: William D. Phillips, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521607213
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Engaging history of the rich cultural, social and political life of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.

A Concise History Of Greece

Author: Richard Clogg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107656443
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Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The current economic crisis has marked a turning point in the country's history. This third edition includes a new final chapter, which analyses contemporary political, economic and social developments. It includes additional illustrations together with updated tables and suggestions for further reading. Designed to provide a basic introduction, the first edition of this hugely successful Concise History won the Runciman Award for the best book on an Hellenic topic published in 1992 and has been translated into twelve languages.

A Concise History Of Bosnia

Author: Cathie Carmichael
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107016150
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Focuses on the dynamic and creative aspects of Bosnia's past as well as the contested, tragic and controversial.

A Concise History Of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139915533
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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.