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- DescriptionThe Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian reconquest of Hispania. With geographical raison d'etre and 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. A 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.
- Author BiographyA. R. Disney was educated at Oxford and Harvard and has taught history at Melbourne and La Trobe Universities. His publications include Twilight of the Pepper Empire (1978) and numerous articles, papers, and essays, published variously in the Economic History Review, Studia, Indica, Mare Liberum, Anais de Historia de Alem-mar, and other journals and proceedings.
- Author(s)Professor A. R. Disney
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2009
- FormatMultiple copy pack
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Weight1500 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine63 mm
- Contained items statementContains 2 Paperbacks
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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