By David Birmingham

This concise, illustrated heritage of Portugal, first released in 2003, deals an creation to the folk and tradition of the rustic, its empire, and to its look for financial modernisation, political balance and overseas partnership. The ebook reports the results of the immense wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the expansion of the wine alternate, and the evolution of foreign ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, yet in 1910 the king used to be overthrown and, by means of 1926, were changed by means of a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and became north to turn into a democratic member of the eu group in 1986. Researched in the course of the years which the autumn of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this ebook has turn into the traditional single-volume paintings. the second one version brings the tale modern and discusses the kingdom of old writing on Portugal on the flip of the millennium.

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