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The Portuguese: A Modern History
by: Barry Hatton
publisher: Interlink Pub Group,
published: 2011-05-30
ASIN: 1566568447
EAN: 9781566568449
sales rank: 82320
price: $10.09 (new), $7.08 (used)
Combining history and anecdote, Barry Hatton paints an intimate portrait of a fascinating country and its people

Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founding member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent's south-west rim.

Barry Hatton shines a light on this enigmatic corner of Europe by blending historical analysis with entertaining personal anecdotes. He describes the idiosyncrasies that make the Portuguese unique and surveys the eventful path that brought them to where they are today.

In the fifteenth-and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic and they brought Asia and Europe together. Evidence of their one-time four-continent empire can still be felt, not least in the Portuguese language which is spoken by more than 220 million people from Brazil, across parts of Africa to Asia.

Analyzing present-day society and culture, The Portuguese also considers the nation's often tumultuous past. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake was one of Europe's greatest natural disasters, strongly influencing continental thought and heralding Portugal's extended decline. The Portuguese also weathered Europe's longest dictatorship under twentieth-century ruler António Salazar. A 1974 military coup, called the Carnation Revolution, placed the Portuguese at the center of Cold War attentions. Portugal's quirky relationship with Spain, and with its oldest ally England, is also scrutinized.

Portugal, which claims Europe's oldest fixed borders, measures just 561 by 218 kilometers. Within that space, however, it offers a patchwork of widely differing and beautiful landscapes. With an easygoing and seductive lifestyle expressed most fully in their love of food, the Portuguese also have an anarchical streak evident in many facets of contemporary life. A veteran journalist and commentator on Portugal, the author gives a thorough overview of his adopted country.

In Pursuit of Their Dreams: A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States, 2nd Edition (Portuguese in the Americas)
by: Jerry R. Williams
publisher: Tagus,
published: 2007-06-30
ASIN: 1933227192
EAN: 9781933227191
sales rank: 137735
price: $19.87 (new), $24.99 (used)
Jerry Williams’ history of Azorean immigration to the United States offers us valuable insight into the experience and culture of Portuguese immigrants and their descendents. This account fills a major gap in American immigration history and gives us a comprehensive overview of how Portuguese-Americans–now numbering close to a million people–have come to constitute a vibrant and highly visible presence within southeastern New England, the areas around San Francisco and San Diego, Hawaii, and the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. Even though Azorean immigrants all came from similar cultural and social backgrounds, Williams shows how regionally specific opportunity structures and social hierarchies have contributed to significant differences within the Portuguese-American experience.

Starting with the whaling routes that first connected the mid-Atlantic archipelago with the ports of call in New England and California in the early 1800s, Williams lays out the complex relationship between the Azores and the US that has continued into the present. We learn how particular patterns of poverty, overpopulation and social inequality in the Azores pushed large numbers of the islands’ inhabitants to leave their homes in search of better opportunities for themselves and their children. He tells the story of how the early whalers who jumped ship in New Bedford, San Francisco, or Hawaii were followed by kin and fellow villagers who had heard of plentiful jobs in New England’s textile mills, gold and land in California, or agricultural work on Hawaiian plantations. Williams’ account allows us to understand the importance of family and community connections throughout the immigrants’ arduous transition from peasant life to industrial society.
A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 1: From Beginnings to 1807: Portugal (Volume 1)
by: A. R. Disney
publisher: Cambridge University Press,
published: 2009-04-13
ASIN: 0521603978
EAN: 9780521603973
sales rank: 400961
price: $22.34 (new), $21.01 (used)
The Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian Reconquest of Hispania. With no geographical raison d'être 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. Then, in the early fifteenth century, this unlikely springboard for Western expansion suddenly began to accumulate an empire of its own, eventually extending more than halfway around the globe. The History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, drawing particularly on historical scholarship postdating the 1974 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 generation. Volume I concerns the history of Portugal itself from pre-Roman times to the climactic French invasion of 1807, and Volume II traces the history of the Portuguese overseas empire.
A History of the Portuguese Fado
by: Paul Vernon
publisher: Routledge,
published: 1998-10-28
ASIN: 1859283772
EAN: 9781859283776
sales rank: 1960070
price: $344.38 (new), $237.07 (used)
Based upon a decade of research in four countries, including much data previously unpublished or long unavailable, this book traces the history and explains the meanings of this enigmatic and often misunderstood music. The author examines the origins, history and meaning of the Fado in its home towns, Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto; in Brazil, the United States and Europe. The complex relationship between the music and the media industry from 1904 to the present day is explained in depth; lyrical content and musical instruments are examined, and the social history from which the music rose is charted. Useful appendices and an index are included. Handsomely illustrated with historic and contemporary images, this new work - the first in English since 1936 - tells the story of the Portuguese Fado from every aspect. A 70 minute CD is included with the book, featuring some of the leading performers of Fado.
A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 2: From Beginnings to 1807: The Portuguese Empire (Volume 2)
by: A. R. Disney
publisher: Cambridge University Press,
published: 2009-04-13
ASIN: 0521738229
EAN: 9780521738224
sales rank: 413205
price: $22.65 (new), $22.40 (used)
The Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian Reconquest of Hispania. With no geographical raison d'être 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 fifteenth century, this unlikely springboard for Western expansion suddenly began to accumulate an empire of its own, eventually extending more than halfway around the globe. The History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, drawing particularly on historical scholarship postdating the 1974 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 generation. Volume I concerns the history of Portugal itself from pre-Roman times to the climactic French invasion of 1807, and Volume II traces the history of the Portuguese overseas empire.
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670: A Documentary History
publisher: Cambridge University Press,
published: 2010-06-28
ASIN: 0521159148
EAN: 9780521159142
sales rank: 619627
price: $22.15 (new), $20.76 (used)
The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 brings together a collection of documents - all in new English translation - that illustrate aspects of the encounters between the Portuguese and the peoples of North and West Africa in the period from 1400 to 1650. This period witnessed the diaspora of the Sephardic Jews, the emigration of Portuguese to West Africa and the islands, and the beginnings of the black diaspora associated with the slave trade. The documents show how the Portuguese tried to understand the societies with which they came into contact and to reconcile their experience with the myths and legends inherited from classical and medieval learning. They also show how Africans reacted to the coming of Europeans, adapting Christian ideas to local beliefs and making use of exotic imports and European technologies. The documents also describe the evolution of the black Portuguese communities in Guinea and the islands, as well as the slave trade and the way that it was organized, understood, and justified.
Portuguese Style of Knitting History, Traditions and Techniques
by: Andrea Wong
publisher: Andrea Wong Knits,
published: 2010
ASIN: 0615364896
EAN: 9780615364896
sales rank: 1233752
price: $30.00 (new), $40.95 (used)
Andrea teaches many knitters how to knit in the way that her mother taught her , Portuguese-style knitting, Now for the first time, she offers an in-depth look at this ancient technique
A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400–1668
by: Malyn Newitt
publisher: Routledge,
published: 2005-01-07
ASIN: 0415239796
EAN: 9780415239790
sales rank: 2425090
price: $106.10 (new), $120.60 (used)

A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400-1668 provides an accessible survey of how the Portuguese became so influential during this period and how Portuguese settlements were founded in areas as far flung as Asia, Africa and South America.

Malyn Newitt examines how the ideas and institutions of a late medieval society were deployed to aid expansion into Africa and the Atlantic islands, as well as how, through rivalry with Castile, this grew into a worldwide commercial enterprise. Finally, he considers how resilient the Portuguese overseas communities were, surviving wars and natural disasters, and fending off attacks by the more heavily armed English and Dutch invaders until well into the 1600s.

Including a detailed bibliography and glossary, A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400-1668 is an invaluable textbook for all those studying this fascinating period of European expansion

The Portuguese Empire in Asia, 1500-1700: A Political and Economic History
by: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
publisher: Wiley-Blackwell,
published: 2012-04-30
ASIN: 0470672919
EAN: 9780470672914
sales rank: 957084
price: $77.20 (new), $94.12 (used)
Featuring updates and revisions that reflect recent historiography, this new edition of The Portuguese Empire in Asia 1500-1700 presents a comprehensive overview of Portuguese imperial history that considers Asian and European perspectives.
  • Features an argument-driven history with a clear chronological structure
  • Considers the latest developments in English, French, and Portuguese historiography
  • Offers a balanced view in a divisive area of historical study
  • Includes updated Glossary and Guide to Further Reading
In Pursuit of Their Dreams: A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States, 2nd Edition (Portuguese in the Americas) Rev Rep edition by Williams, Jerry R. (2007) Paperback
publisher: Tagus,
published: 1707
ASIN: B01181ULY4
sales rank: 2394816
price: $34.32 (new), $24.91 (used)
Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
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