Adventures with the Bible in Brazil (Classic Reprint)

Adventures with the Bible in Brazil (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Adventures With the Bible in Brazil Brazil is the second largest country and the fourth largest empire of the World, and has a white population greater than those of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and British Africa together. It was discovered in 1500 by the Portuguese, whose descendants hold it intact to-day, the Dutch and French invasions proving but temporary episodes in the otherwise peaceful history of this splendid Country. The great, and indeed it may be said the only, historian of Brazil is the English poet, Robert Southey, whose masterpiece, The History of Brazil, should be read by all who are interested in The Land of the Southern Cross. Brazil occupies about half the area and has about half the population of the whole continent, so that Spanish South America is a misnomer. It was governed from Lisbon until 1822, when Brazil declared her independence, and chose as her ruler a Portuguese prince, whose son, Dom Pedro II, succeeded him, and governed the country wisely and well for about fifty years. In 1889 a military revolution, overawing the population on the one hand, and making extravagant and illusory promises on the other, succeeded in driving the aged Dom Pedro from his throne and country; and a Republic was set up, which is the established form of government until this day. Though the early years of the Republic were lean ones and full of disillusionments, the country of late has greatly advanced in general progress and wealth, and enjoys a fairly stable form of government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 47 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243323867
  • 9780243323869