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Fortifications, post-colonialism and power : ruins and imperial legacies

Author: João Sarmento
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, ©2011.
Series: Heritage, culture, and identity.
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By critically examining Portuguese fortiifications across the former Lusophone empire, this book constructs a cultural and political geography that informs our understandings of the performance of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sarmento, João, 1969-
Fortifications, post-colonialism and power.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, c2011
(DLC) 2011017999
(OCoLC)720899739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: João Sarmento
ISBN: 9781409403043 1409403041
OCLC Number: 759877708
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 158 p.) : maps.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Ruins and imperial legacies: global geographies of Portuguese-built forts; Portugal's 'weekend at the coast': Fort Jesus and empire celebrations in Kenya; (Post)colonial voices at Fort Jesus, Kenya; Mitigating the past: landscapes and memory fabrications in Cape Verde; A neglected trophy, elusive oil and re-workings of memory in Sao Tome e Principe; In the shadows of Mazagan: the Medina of Azamour, Morocco; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Heritage, culture, and identity.
Responsibility: by João Sarmento.
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'Joao Sarmento is a fantastic story-teller. This book is well written and presents in a very pleasant form an original excursion into the complexities of postcolonial geographies. Proceeding with Read more...

 
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