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Author Newitt, M. D. D

Title Portugal in European and world history / Malyn Newitt

Publ Info London : Reaktion Books, 2009
 CCE Main Collection  DP538 N49 2009    AVAILABLE
 PC  DP538 .N49 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DP538 .N49 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-241) and index
Contents The Second Crusade and the capture of Lisbon -- The Hundred Years War and the crisis of Portuguese independence -- Portugal and the discoveries -- The first European maritime empire -- The union with Spain and the Armada 1578-89 -- The Portuguese restoration and the general crisis of the seventeenth century -- Portugal, the Inquisition and the triumph of English merchant capitalism -- The Lisbon earthquake, the Enlightenment and crisis politics -- Portugal's moment of truth: the French and British struggle for the control of Lisbon -- Portugal among the great powers: the scramble for Africa -- Portugal and the end of empire
Note A fresh appraisal of Portuguese history and its role in the development of Europe and the world. The author shows how Portugal has moved from being the last colonial power to one of the most enthusiastic exponents of the modern European ideal
LC subject Portugal -- History
Portugal -- Territorial expansion
Portugal -- History, Military
Lisbon (Portugal) -- History
ISBN 9781861895196 (hbk.)
1861895194 (hbk.)