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This is the story of the first and one of the greatest colonial empires: its birth, apotheosis, and decline. By approaching the history of the Portuguese empire thematically, A. J. R. Russell-Wood is able to pursue ideas and make connections that previously have been constrained by strict chronological approaches. Using the study of movement as a focus, Russell-Wood gains unique insight into the diversity, breadth, and balance between the competing interests and priorities that characterized the Portuguese culture and its expansion spanning four centuries' events on four different continents.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801859557
ISBN-10: 0801859557
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - A. J. R. Russell-Wood

A. J. R. Russell-Wood is professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University. His books include Fidalgos and Philanthropists: The Santa Casa de Misericoridia of Bahia; Society and Government in Colonial Brazil, 1500-1822; and From Colony to Nation: Essays on the Independence of Brazil.

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