New PDF release: A Concise History of Portugal (Cambridge Concise Histories)

By David Birmingham

This concise, illustrated historical past of Portugal, first released in 2003, deals an advent to the folks and tradition of the rustic, its empire, and to its look for fiscal modernisation, political balance and overseas partnership. The ebook reports the results of the great wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the expansion of the wine exchange, and the evolution of foreign ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, yet in 1910 the king used to be overthrown and, by way of 1926, have been changed by means of a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and became north to turn into a democratic member of the eu group in 1986. Researched through the years which the autumn of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this publication has develop into the normal single-volume paintings. the second one variation brings the tale modern and discusses the kingdom of old writing on Portugal on the flip of the millennium.

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