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Queen of the sea : a history of Lisbon

Author: Barry Hatton
Publisher: London : C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2018. [2018?] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lisbon was almost somewhere else. Portuguese officials considered moving the city after it was devastated by what is believed to be the strongest earthquake ever to strike modern Europe, in 1755, followed by a tidal wave as high as a double-decker bus and a six-day inferno that turned sand into glass. Lisbon's charm is legendary, but its rich, 2,000-year history is not widely known. This single-volume history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Hatton
ISBN: 1849049971 9781849049979
OCLC Number: 1020028149
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Triple attraction --
A different country, a different capital --
Golden years --
The African connection --
Catastrophe --
Foreign rule, turmoil and temptation --
A tale of two bridges.
Responsibility: Barry Hatton.

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'An enchanting account of an enchanting city, where peoples from across the globe have converged over the last two and a half millennia.' -- David Abulafia, Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean Read more...

 
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