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  • The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603by Eric Olsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    In 1598 a man - branded the Calabrian Charlatan by his Spanish opponents - appeared in Venice claiming to be King Sebastian, the Portuguese monarch who disappeared in battle some twenty years before. Over the next five years Venetians, Spaniards, and Portuguese wrangled over the true character and identity of the man. Was he a lunatic? Was he an impostor?... more...

  • Uncertain Beginningsby Jim Bain

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the late 1400s, under the leadership of Prince Henry the Navigator, Portugal developed into a leader in the discovery of new oceans and islands. However, in 1580, the Spanish invaded Portugal and the country became subservient to the Spanish Crown. Spain also had its set-backs: the disastrous voyage of Magellan in 1520 to 1523, with its terrible... more...

  • The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugalby Ruth MacKay

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    On August 4, 1578, in an ill-conceived attempt to wrest Morocco back from the hands of the infidel Moors, King Sebastian of Portugal led his troops to slaughter and was himself slain. Sixteen years later, King Sebastian rose again. In one of the most famous of European impostures, Gabriel de Espinosa, an ex-soldier and baker by trade?and most likely... more...

  • Abenteuer Nordwestpassageby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 43.24

    Sei es der Wunsch nach einem kurzen Seeweg zu den Reichtümern Ostasiens, seien es Wissensdurst oder nationales Prestigedenken gewesen: verschiedenste Beweggründe brachten Seefahrer über die Jahrhunderte dazu, nach der Nordwestpassage zu suchen. Als es Roald Amundsen schließlich gelang, sie vollständig zu durchfahren (1903-1906), hatte die Suche bereits... more...

  • The Concession of Évora Monteby Ron B. Thomson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    A very successful synthesis of a long period of Portuguese history, rich in domestic events and constant dramatic changes of fortune, in a country forced to fight for its survival throughout the European power struggle before, during, and after Napoleon. After skimming over the Portuguese eighteenth century period of enlightenment, Dr. Ronald Thomson... more...

  • A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400?1668by Malyn Newitt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400-1668 provides an accessible survey of how the Portuguese became so influential during this period and how Portuguese settlements were founded in areas as far flung as Asia, Africa and South America. Malyn Newitt examines how the ideas and institutions of a late medieval society were deployed to aid... more...

  • Spain and Portugalby Julia. Ortiz Griffin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 85.00

    Serves as a reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Spain and Portugal. This work contains a concise narrative history, a chronology, and an A-to-Z encyclopedia covering significant people, places, events, and issues in Spanish and Portuguese history. more...

  • The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668)by David Lewis Tengwall

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 179.95

    This study examines the major events that led to the Spanish control of Portugal in 1580 and the major causes of the revolt in 1640. Included is a detailed study of the emergence of the Portuguese military, the social and economic conditions that played a decisive role during the Revolution, and the emergence of a national spirit that led to the defeat... more...

  • Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africaby Al Venter

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 25.00

    Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guiné-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas... more...

  • Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andradaby C. R. Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1930. ' The Broadway Travellers consolidates its already high reputation by issuing this volume...' Spectator This is the first translation of the Commentarios since original publication in 1647. Copies of the original are very rare yet the work covers an historically significant period, describing the operations leading up... more...