Description - The Portuguese Empire, 1415-1808 by A. J. R. Russell-Wood
This is the story of a great colonial empire - its birth, apotheosis and decline. Approaching the subject thematically and using the study of movement as a focus, the text provides a picture of highly mobile merchants, missionaries and administrators who characterized Portuguese culture and its expansion. It offers insights into the diversity, breadth and balance between their competing interests and priorities, spanning four centuries on four different continents. The book describes the ebb and flow of commodities, the dissemination of flora and fauna, and the transmission of styles, theories and ideas which took place during the rule of the Portuguese empire.
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(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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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.