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Capoeira : the History of Afro-Brazilian Martial Art.

Author: Matthias Rohrig Assuncao
Publisher: London : Frank Cass, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art now spreading over the rest of the world and this book, the only complete history of the art in the English language, traces the history of the martial art and examines its influence on ethnic and national.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Rohrig Assuncao
ISBN: 9780203494769 0203494768
OCLC Number: 437056396
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The competing master narratives of capoeira history; 2 Capoeira in the context of the Black Atlantic; 3 Capoeiragem in Rio de Janeiro, c.1800-1930; 4 Workers, vagrants and tough guys in Bahia, c.1860-1950; 5 Mestre Bimba and the development of 'Regional' style; 6 Mestre Pastinha and the codification of Angola style; 7 Contemporary capoeira, 1950-2004; Conclusion: the contemporary meanings of capoeira; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art now spreading over the rest of the world and this book, the only complete history of the art in the English language, traces the history of the martial art and examines its influence on ethnic and national.

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