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Aldous Huxley once remarked that 'For every traveller who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one he himself has written.

Author: Ian Robertson

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 030436245X

Category: Historic sites

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Aldous Huxley once remarked that 'For every traveller who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one he himself has written. All others are an exasperation - they make him travel long miles to see a mound of rubbish; they go into ecstasies over mere antiquity.' While describing the history of Portugal from antiquity to the present, the author - without going 'into ecstasies' - has attempted to bring into perspective those many aspects of Portugal's past most likely to interest the educated visitor. Portugal has been a country in her own right since early in the 12th century. Long referred to as being 'Britain's oldest ally', but often placed in the shade of Spain, she deserves equal attention. Whether it be her outstanding voyages of discovery, or the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, or her more recent bloodless 'revolution', Portugal has remained in the limelight of European history.Complete and concise history right up to contemporary eventsA-Z Historical GazetteerList of Monarchs/Presidents/Prime Ministers
2002 By Ian Robertson

This is a comprehensive history of Portugal that covers the whole span, from the Stone Age to today.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472143570

Category: History

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This is a comprehensive history of Portugal that covers the whole span, from the Stone Age to today. An introduction provides an understanding of geographical and climatic issues, before an examination of Portugal's prehistory and classical Portugal, from the Stone Age to the end of the the Roman era. Portugal's history from ad420 to the thirteenth century takes in the Suevi, Visigoths and Moors. Then, a look at medieval Portugal, covers the development of Christian Portugal culminating with the expulsion of the Moors, with a focus on key sites. A subsequent section on Spanish rule, between 1580 and 1640, explains why Spain took over and why Spanish rule collapsed. There is a significant focus on Portugal's global role, particularly during the age of exploration, or expansion, in the fifteenth century to 1580: Manueline Portugal, Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama and Belém. Portugal was the first of the Atlantic empires, with territory in the Azores, Madeira, West Africa and Brazil, and it remained a major empire until the 1820s, retaining an African empire until the 1970s. It's empire in Asia - in Malacca, Macao, Goa and Timor - continued even longer, until the 1990s. Black shows how Portugal had a global impact, but the world, too, had an impact on Portugal. Baroque Portugal, between 1640 and 1800, is explored through palaces in Mafra, Pombal and elsewhere and the wealth of Brazil. The nineteenth century brought turmoil in the form of a French invasion, the Peninsular War, Brazilian independence, successive revolutions, economic issues and the end of the monarchy. Republican Portugal brought further chaos in the early years of the twentieth century, then the dictatorship of Salazar and its end in the Carnation Revolution of 1974. Portugal's role in both world wars is examined, also its wars in Africa. From the overthrow of autocracy to a new constitution and the leadership of Soares, contemporary, democratic Portugal is explored, including the fiscal crisis of recent years. Throughout Black introduces the history and character of the country's principal regions, including the Azores, Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands. He looks at key national sites, at Portuguese food and wine and the arts, with special sections devoted to port, Portugal's famous tiles and the university established at Coimbra in 1290.
2020-04-02 By Jeremy Black

Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this book contains a Historical Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text which concentrates on the historic sites in a country.

Author: Ian Robertson

Publisher: Chastleton Travel

ISBN: 1905214146

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It was not until the twelfth century that Portugal became a country in its own right, having been a Roman colony and then having suffered both Barbarian and Islamic invasions. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this book contains a Historical Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text which concentrates on the historic sites in a country.
2005-01 By Ian Robertson

HISTORY OF PORTUGAL . A talented writer observes that “ It must always be a subject of deep regret to the English reader that the History of Portugal , to which Southey had devoted so much time , labour , and thought , was never ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN2HA1

Category: Portugal

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The first volume contains a history of Portugal which may be better read elsewhere ; the second embraces a topographical description of nearly the whole country ; the plates , if not firstrate in an artistic point of view , nevertheless ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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ISBN: BL:A0017620273

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ISBN: OXFORD:600023974

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A Traveller's History H. V. Livermore. 2 Portugal in History Portugal was a monarchy for eight centuries , and has been a republic since 1910. As every Portuguese schoolchild knows , its first king was Afonso Henriques , who was born in ...

Author: H. V. Livermore

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843830639

Category: Art

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Portugal, the 'ancient ally', is a country easily accessible, with an enviable climate, welcoming inhabitants and famous beaches. English and Spanish apart, Portuguese is more widely spoken than any other European tongue. This historical guide draws on personal experiences ranging from a residence of three years to regular visits since 1936. It combines introductory chapters on eight centuries of nationhood, and sections on the Roman and Islamic past, architecture, painting, music and birds, with visits to the great cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and to the country's varied regions. The author's aim is not merely to describe; rather to account for the emergence of what the visitor may expect to see. He avoids jargon, preferring clarity and moderation - although permitting himself an occasional expression of saudade (the nostalgia for Portugal which haunts all who have loved this land). Harold Livermore studied in Portugal in 1937 and taught there, in Cambridge and in Canada. He was educational director of the Luso-Brazilian Council in London and is a member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences and of the Portuguese Academy of History. His first 'History of Portugal' was awarded the CamSes Prize and was followed by a 'New History' and a 'Shorter History'. He has also published a history of Spain and an account of the medieval origins of both countries. A selection of his articles, 'Essays on History and Literature', appeared in 2000.
2004 By H. V. Livermore

The first volume contains a history of Portugal which may be better read elsewhere ; the second embraces a topographical description of nearly the whole country ; the plates , if not firstrate in an artistic point of view , nevertheless ...

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Ways of reaching Portugal .- $ 4. Portuguese Money .— $ 5. Methods of Travelling .— $ 6. Distances . - $ 7. Inns .— $ 8. Food .- $ 9. Divisions of Portugal .— $ 10. History of Pote tugal.- 11. The Sebastianists .- $ 12.

Author: John Murray

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ISBN: UOM:39015063904141

Category: Portugal

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1856 By John Murray

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Author: John Murray

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1359042032

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