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  • 1808: The Flight of the Emperorby Laurentino Gomes

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    An Amazon.com History Bestseller Winner of the Jabuti Prize A Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Work of Nonfiction Critical Acclaim for 1808: The Flight of the Emperor "This vivid portrait of an unkempt, self-preserving king provides insight into the obscure history of Brazil. ... A meticulous and encyclopedic account of life in the colony... more...

  • Abenteuer Nordwestpassageby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 41.41

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Foundations of the Portuguese Empire, 1415-1580by Bailey W. Diffie; George D. Winius

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 51.00

    This account traces the history of the Portuguese overseas discoveries, following the expansion into the Atlantic island, the Madeiras, and the Azores. It continues the account with the history of Portuguese discoveries along the African coast, at Guinea, the Congo, and Good Hope, then follows the voyages of Vasco da Gama to India and to Cabra, Brazil,... 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...

  • King Charles III (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A provocative drama, drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, which explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain?s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?... more...

  • Portugalby Phil Mailer; Maurice Brinton

    PM Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Phil Mailer is a political activist and the former editor of Combate. He lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Maurice Brinton was the pen name under which Chris Pallis wrote and translated for the British libertarian socialist group, Solidarity. more...