The Portuguese

The Portuguese : The Land and Its People

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First published in 1991, this lively travel companion is brought up-to-date here in a new revised edition with additional chapters. "The Portuguese: The Land and its People" contains a fascinating guide to Portugal's rich and turbulent history: one of Romans and Moors, of the age of exploration, of exotic kings and queens, and of the revolution of 1974. The book features maps, illustrations and photographs, a detailed chronology and an invaluable, fully up-dated chapter of practical travel advice for visitors to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 136 x 208 x 34mm | 557.93g
  • Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and Updated ed.
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1857548450
  • 9781857548457
  • 301,188

About Marion Kaplan

Born in London, Marion Kaplan lived in Africa for more than twenty years. As a freelance journalist, she has written for Newsweek, The Times, The Observer, The New York Times and National Geographic. She is the author of Focus Africa, a book on Africa's post-independence period. Since 1980 she has worked mainly in Europe and lived for several years in an old stone house in the Algarve. She is also a professional more

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'Sympathetic, perceptive, lively and full of information.' - Times Literary Supplement. 'Anyone thinking of offering Portugal as a subject for Mastermind should certainly start here. I learned a lot from the book, and imagine that most readers, Portuguese and foreign alike, would do so too... What comes through very clearly is the author's infectious enthusiasm for her subject and her lively, good-humoured and inquisitive mind.' more

Table of contents

List of Photographs Maps Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Enduring Appeal 2. From the End of the World 3. Kings, Queens and Castles 4. Empire, Earthquake and the Argument 5. Plots, Shots and Silences 6. Decorous Despot, Gentle Revolution 7. The Poor Relation 8. Family Affairs 9. The Lovely Land 10. Hearts and Minds 11. Treasures of Heaven and Earth 12. Poetic Pleasures and the Joys of Woe Sources and Further Reading Kings, Queens, Presidents of Portugal: A Chronology Updated Travel Advisory Indexshow more

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