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Imperial Portugal in the age of Atlantic revolutions : the Luso-Brazilian world, c. 1770-1850

Author: Gabriel B Paquette
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the British, French and Spanish Atlantic empires were torn apart in the Age of Revolution, Portugal steadily pursued reforms to tie its American, African and European territories more closely together. Eventually, after a period of revival and prosperity, the Luso-Brazilian world also succumbed to revolution, which ultimately resulted in Brazil's independence from Portugal. The first of its kind in the English  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel B Paquette
ISBN: 9781107028975 1107028973
OCLC Number: 809926098
Description: xiv, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The reform of empire in the late eighteenth century --
From foreign invasion to imperial disintegration --
3. Decolonization's progeny: restoration, disaggregation, and recalibration --
4. The last Atlantic revolution: emigrados, Miguelists, and the Portuguese Civil War --
5. After Brazil, after civil war: the origins of Portugal's African empire --
Conclusion: The long shadow of empire in the Luso-Atlantic world.
Responsibility: Gabriel Paquette, the Johns Hopkins University.

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A pioneering account of the links between Portugal and Brazil which survived despite the demise of the Portuguese Atlantic empire.  Read more...

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'By asking how the Portuguese empire lasted not why it lagged, Gabriel Paquette overturns conventional historical wisdom on Brazil, Portugal and the Atlantic world. His erudite study also Read more...

 
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