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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, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel B Paquette
ISBN: 1107640768 9781107640764
OCLC Number: 877850680
Description: xiv, 450 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. The reform of empire in the late eighteenth century; 2. 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; Bibliography.
Other Titles: Imperial Portugal in the age of Atlantic revolutions :
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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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