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Portugal : A Companion History

By (author) Jose Hermano Saraiva , Volume editor Ian Robertson , Translated by Ursula Fonss

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Professor Saraiva's multi-volume History of Portugal is a celebratedscholarly standard work. Yet, when he published a one-volume HistoriaConcisa, it proved a run-away best seller in Portugal, and the televisionseries that went with it became a chart-topper. His latest book, producedespecially for Carcanet's Aspects of Portugal series, is a history of hiscountry, brief, acute and illuminating, written with scholarly insight andwith non-specialist foreign readers specifically in mind. To this main text Ian Robertson, author of the well-known BlueGuide to Portugal, has added a historical gazeteer, brief biographies, chronological tables, maps and other elements which make this an essentialCompanion, the sort of book that a reader in need of accurate, brief andlucid reference will find useful, and every visitor to Portugal will findrewarding. The book is generously illustrated.

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 132 x 192 x 18mm | 340.2g
  • 01 Dec 1998
  • Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Manchester
  • English
  • tables, 16 maps, 32pp illustrations
  • 1857542118
  • 9781857542110
  • 176,816

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