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A Concise History of Portugal

A Concise History of Portugal

  • Author: David Birmingham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521536868
  • Category: History
  • Page: 225
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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

Journey to Portugal

Journey to Portugal

In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

  • Author: José Saramago,Jose Saramago,Amanda Hopkinson,Nick Caistor
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156007139
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 464
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Offers information about the history and culture of Portugal written by combining aspects of a novel, guide book, and travel log.

A visit to Portugal and Madeira

A visit to Portugal and Madeira

  • Author: Lady Emmeline Stuart-Wortley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Madeira (Madeira Islands)
  • Page: 483
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The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal

A Novel

  • Author: Yann Martel
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 0812997182
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Fifteen years after The Life of Pi, Yann Martel is taking us on another long journey. Fans of his Man Booker Prize–winning novel will recognize familiar themes from that seafaring phenomenon, but the itinerary in this imaginative new book is entirely fresh. . . . Martel’s writing has never been more charming.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that—if he can find it—would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion. The High Mountains of Portugal—part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable—offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century—and through the human soul. Praise for The High Mountains of Portugal “Just as ambitious, just as clever, just as existential and spiritual [as Life of Pi] . . . a book that rewards your attention . . . an excellent book club choice.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There’s no denying the simple pleasures to be had in The High Mountains of Portugal.”—Chicago Tribune “Charming . . . Most Martellian is the boundless capacity for parable. . . . Martel knows his strengths: passages about the chimpanzee and his owner brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness.”—The New Yorker “A rich and rewarding experience . . . [Martel] spins his magic thread of hope and despair, comedy and pathos.”—USA Today “I took away indelible images from High Mountains, enchanting and disturbing at the same time. . . . As whimsical as Martel’s magic realism can be, grief informs every step of the book’s three journeys. In the course of the novel we burrow ever further into the heart of an ape, pure and threatening at once, our precursor, ourselves.”—NPR “Refreshing, surprising and filled with sparkling moments of humor and insight.”—The Dallas Morning News “We’re fortunate to have brilliant writers using their fiction to meditate on a paradox we need urgently to consider—the unbridgeable gap and the unbreakable bond between human and animal, our impossible self-alienation from our world.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian “[Martel packs] his inventive novel with beguiling ideas. What connects an inept curator to a haunted pathologist to a smitten politician across more than seventy-five years is the author’s ability to conjure up something uncanny at the end.”—The Boston Globe “A fine home, and story, in which to find oneself.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal

The Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal

  • Author: Charles Metcalfe,Kathryn McWhirter
  • Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild
  • ISBN: 9780955706905
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 446
  • View: 6616
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This guide is for the independent traveller who loves good wine and food, but also wants to discover country - not just the beaches. The authors lead you around edible Lisbon and Porto, and the stunning countryside of undiscovered inland Portugal, keeping a special eye out everywhere for wine. Illustrated throughout with maps, photos and charts.

The Rough Guide to Portugal

The Rough Guide to Portugal

  • Author: Rough Guides
  • Publisher: Rough Guides UK
  • ISBN: 024130167X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 656
  • View: 2173
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The Rough Guide to Portugal is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most popular holiday destinations. With in-depth coverage to guide you and stunning photography to inspire you, The Rough Guide to Portugal will ensure you make the most of your time in Portugal, whether you plan to relax on the Algarve's vast swathes of golden sand, surf the wave-lashed west coast or hike through the country's unspoilt mountainous interior. Crystal clear maps help you explore Portugal further, from tracking down fashionable hangouts in Lisbon to discovering the port wine lodges in Porto. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, drink and sleep with something for every budget, whether you plan to enjoy the country's pousadas by staying in a stunningly converted monastery or castle, gorge on pastéis de Belém in Lisbon, or sip your way along a wine route in the Alentejo. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Portugal.

Portugal: A Companion History

Portugal: A Companion History

  • Author: José Hermano Saraiva
  • Publisher: Carcanet
  • ISBN: 1847779778
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1910
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Professor Saraiva's multi-volume History of Portugal is a celebrated scholarly standard work. Yet, when he published a one-volume Historia Concisa, it proved a run-away best seller in Portugal, and the television series that went with it became a chart-topper. His latest book, produced especially for Carcanet's Aspects of Portugal series, is a history of his country, brief, acute and illuminating, written with scholarly insight and with non-specialist foreign readers specifically in mind. To this main text Ian Robertson, author of the well-known Blue Guide to Portugal, has added a historical gazeteer, brief biographies, chronological tables, maps and other elements which make this an essential Companion, the sort of book that a reader in need of accurate, brief and lucid reference will find useful, and every visitor to Portugal will find rewarding. The book is generously illustrated.

Fabled Shore - From the Pyrenees to Portugal

Fabled Shore - From the Pyrenees to Portugal

  • Author: Rose Macaulay
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447494571
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 248
  • View: 5058
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FROM THE PYRENEES TO PORTUGAL by ROSE MACAULAY.Contents include: Introductory I CATALONIAN SHORE 9 VALENCIAN SHORE So MURCIAN SHORE 114 ANDALUCIAN SHORE 123 ALGARVE SHORE 184 Index 199 ILLUSTRATIONS PAIACIO DEL MARQUES DE Dos AGUAS, VALENCIA Frontispiece Facing page SAN PERE DE RODA 12 AMPURIAS 13 GERONA 28 ESCALERA DE SANTO DOMINGO, GERONA 29 CALELLA, COSTA BRAVA 34 COSTA BRAVA 35 TOSSA DE MAR 42 UNFINISHED CHURCH OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA, BARCELONA 43 SANTA MARIA, TARRASA 60 CATHEDRAL, TARRAGONA 61 SAGUNTO, CASTLE AND AMPHITHEATRE 86 PE ISCOLA 87 DENIA, PORT AND CASTLE 104 PE ON DE IFACH, CALPE 105 ALICANTE HARBOUR 108 MOJACAR 109 ORIHUELA 112 CASA SE ORIAL, LORCA 113 CAVE DWELLINGS, GUADIX 126 GRANADA 127 SACRISTIA OF THE CARTUJA, GRANADA 132 TOCADOR DE LA REINA, ALHAMBRA, GRANADA 133 ARCO ROMANO, RONDA 144 TARIFA 145

Rough Guide to Portugal

Rough Guide to Portugal

  • Author: Mark Ellingham,John Fisher,Graham Kenyon
  • Publisher: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781858288772
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 632
  • View: 6087
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This comprehensive guide to Portugal includes a full-colour section introducing the country's highlights, as well as lively accounts of all the attractions from historic Evora to the wine lodges in Porto, the nightlife in Lisbon to the local festivals of the Minho. It also features recommendations of the best places to eat, drink and stay for every budget and practical tips on exploring the country's magnificent mountains, endless beaches and stunning national parks. The authors provide informed background on Portugal's history and music heritage.

Rick Steves Portugal

Rick Steves Portugal

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves
  • ISBN: 1631216163
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 370
  • View: 8171
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal. With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

The Splendor of Portugal

The Splendor of Portugal

  • Author: António Lobo Antunes,Rhett McNeil
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • ISBN: 1564784231
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 535
  • View: 3654
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From the author The New Yorker hails as “one of the most skillful psychological portraitists writing anywhere.” The Splendor of Portugal’s four narrators are members of a once well-to-do family whose plantation was lost in the Angolan War of Independence; the matriarch of this unhappiest of clans and her three adult children speak in a nightmarish, remorseless gush to give us the details of their grotesque family life. Like a character out of Faulkner’s decayed south, the mother clings to the hope that her children will come back, save her from destitution, and restore the family’s imagined former glory. The children, for their part, haven’t seen each other in years, and in their isolation are tormented by feverish memories of Angola. The vitriol and self-hatred of the characters know no bounds, for they are at once victims and culprits, guilty of atrocities committed in the name of colonialism as well as the cruel humiliations and betrayals of their own kin. Antunes again proves that he is the foremost stylist of his generation, a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal.

A Primary Source Guide to Portugal

A Primary Source Guide to Portugal

  • Author: Elizabeth Rose
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780823967339
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Located on one side of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has long been a land of explorers and fishers. Henry the Navigator founded his famous navigation school there in the 1400s, and Portuguese sailors soon became the best in the world. Portugals colonies once stretched around the globe, but today only two remain under Portuguese control. This book introduces readers to Portugals farming, fishing, pottery, festivals, and many other traditions. From Romans to Moors and from Salazar to a republican government, readers may feel that they too are intrepid explorers as they experience Portugal through primary sources.

A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal and Madeira

A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal and Madeira

  • Author: C. C. Moore,Gonçalo Elias,Helder Costa
  • Publisher: Prion (Bird Watcher's Guides)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bird watching
  • Page: 144
  • View: 8619
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Comprehensive guide to 32 of the best birdwatching sites, givingdetails of location, access, best times to visit, bird speciesexpected, and other interesting wildlife present. Also includes aselective bird list giving brief details on the distribution andstatus of the uncommon birds which may be found, cross-referencedto site information, and a full species list. In addition, adviceon preparing for a trip, transport and accommodation details areprovided.

Narrative of the Expedtition to Portugal in 1832, Under the Orders of His Imperial Majesty, Dom Pedro, Duke of Braganza

Narrative of the Expedtition to Portugal in 1832, Under the Orders of His Imperial Majesty, Dom Pedro, Duke of Braganza

  • Author: G. Lloyd Hodges
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Food of Portugal

Food of Portugal

  • Author: Jean Anderson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0688134157
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1968
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An extensive bilingual glossary explains, defines, and describes Portuguese food, wine, cooking, and restaurant terms. With notes for cooks and travelers on the language of Portuguese wine, food, and dining. Wine notes have been completely revised and updated. Color photographs of Portugal by the author.

The Rough Guide to Portugal

The Rough Guide to Portugal

  • Author: John Fisher,Jules Brown
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1848369786
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 568
  • View: 9788
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The Rough Guide to Portugal is the essential travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the country's unique attractions. The Rough Guide to Portugal guides you around the fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, takes you hiking in the hills of central and northern Portugal, and covers every beach along the Algarve making it the ideal companion whether you’re on a city break, beach holiday, walking or driving. The guide unearths the best sites, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife across every price range- from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels. You'll find specialist coverage of Portugese history, art and literature and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each region. The locally-based Rough Guide author team introduce the best vineyards, country taverns and fado clubs and provide reliable insider tips from driving Portugal’s roads to shopping for linen and lace. Explore all corners of Portugal with authoritative background on everything from Porto's architecture to surfing at Peniche, relying on handy language tips and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Portugal.

The History of Portugal

The History of Portugal

  • Author: James Maxwell Anderson
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313311062
  • Category: History
  • Page: 222
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The most up-to-date short history of Portugal available, current through 1999.

A Pocket Guide to Portugal and the Portugese Azores

A Pocket Guide to Portugal and the Portugese Azores

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Portugal
  • Page: 76
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Narrative of the Expedition to Portugal in 1832

Narrative of the Expedition to Portugal in 1832

Under the Orders of His Imperial Majesty, Don Pedro, Duke of Braganza

  • Author: G. Llyod Hodges
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Portugal
  • Page: N.A
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Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, ... from 1796 to 1801

Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, ... from 1796 to 1801

With an Historical Sketch, Notes, and Reflections

  • Author: Francis Collins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 164
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