Historical Dictionary of Portugal

The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Portugal greatly expands on the second edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, ...

Historical Dictionary of Portugal

The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Portugal greatly expands on the second edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

Historical Dictionary of Portugal

Historical Dictionary of Portugal

Identifies the events that have helped shape Portugal's history of two thousand years, including it's people, culture, economy, politics, and national pastimes.

Historical Dictionary of Portugal

Historical Dictionary of Portugal

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Portugal is the ideal resource for essentials and more. Written with the beginning student in mind but extensive enough to appeal to the scholar, the Dictionary dutifully selects from the wealth of information available on Portugal and presents it in a single straightforward volume.

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, New Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, New Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of Angola

Portugal in Africa. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962. Ehnmark, Anders,
and Per Wastberg. Angola and Mozambique: The Case against Portugal. London
: Pall Mall, 1963. The Fate of Portuguese Africa. London: Atlantic Education ...

Historical Dictionary of Angola

This New Edition, features a detailed chronology of the significant events that have taken place throughout the centuries; an extensive list of acronyms and abbreviations, in both English and Portuguese; maps; and an introductory essay that explains the richness of the land; its early history; and the current political, social, and economic conditions of its people. The more than 500 dictionary entries profile the significant persons, places, and events, as well as the political institutions and the economic and social achievements that are important to understanding Angola's history. For additional information, three appendices provide the name changes of places in Angola, the portfolios of the government, and an overview of Angola's oil production. The comprehensive bibliography concludes and complements this work with a selection of older works, and an emphasis on newer works written after 1990, as well as a useful selection of Internet sources, private sources, newspapers, and journals.

Historical Dictionary of Angola

It includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, appendixes, and over 600 cross referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Angola.

Historical Dictionary of Angola

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Angola is a thorough examination of Angola. It includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, appendixes, and over 600 cross referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Angola.

Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

PORTUGAL IN AFRICA. From about 1415, Portuguese navigators began sailing
down the African coast looking for both gold and a sea route to Asia. The effort
organized by Prince Henry the Navigator, a younger son of the Portuguese royal
 ...

Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features: Chronology Introductory essay Appendixes Bibliography Over 500 cross-referenced entries on forms of slavery, famous slaves and abolitionists, origins of slaves, and current conditions of modern slavery

Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism

... Political History, 1968; A. L. McLeod, The Pattern of Australian Culture, 1963.)
Mark R. Shulman AZORES. The Azores are an archipelago of nine major islands
located in the North Atlantic Ocean. At the time of their discovery by Portuguese ...

Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism

This unique reference work on the history of European imperialism is designed to provide a ready reference tool for students and scholars. Its major focus is the Spanish, Portuguese, British, Dutch, French, German, Belgian, and Italian empires during the past 500 years. The dictionary offers brief descriptive essays on a variety of topics--colonies, prominent individuals, legislation, treaties, conferences, wars, revolutions, and technologies. References at the end of each entry provide sources of additional information for those interested in further research. Cross-references within the text help the reader to find related items.

Historical Dictionary of Spain

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Spain contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of Spain

Since Spain’s transition to democracy there has been rapid economic modernization, the establishment of a functioning liberal democracy, and a cultural renaissance. One area in which ordinary Spaniards have noted a massive change since the 1970s has been in the transformation of the road and rail networks, and also in local amenities—from sporting facilities to centers for the aged. Also impressive is the cleanliness of Spanish cities and the efforts put into town planning. And from the 1980s the country also built a successful public health system. As a result, for the first time since the 19th century Spaniards can largely look toward the West without any sense of inferiority (though, in recent years, confidence has been hit by the deep recession of 2008–2011 and the constant corruption scandals). This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Spain contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Spain.

Universal Historical Dictionary

Or, Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of
Biblical, Political, and Ecclesiastical History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography,
Bibliography, ... rona , was employed on various missions to Portugal and Crest .

Universal Historical Dictionary


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

This town was founded around 1645 by the Portuguese captain-major of Cacheu,
Gonçalo Gamboa de Ayalá, who apparently convinced a number of Cape
Verdeans from São Filipe, Fogo, to settle there. Situated on the south bank of the
 ...

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a small country in West Africa, and yet it managed to wrest its independence from Portugal back in 1973, at the cost of a long and bitter struggle against seemingly implacable odds. This was a time to be proud of, and there was also a moment about two decades ago, when it looked like a trendsetter for democracy. Since then things have gone seriously wrong, with a collapsing infrastructure, a dilapidated economy and a political stage prone to military coups d’etats. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea-Bissau tells the long and sometimes unpleasant story. However, like all the country historical dictionaries, it tells it several times and in several ways. First, the chronology traces the history of what became Guinea-Bissau, and this over a period of centuries and not just decades. Then the introduction recounts that history again, providing more insight and understanding, and conveys a good idea of how things are going now. The details follow in the dictionary section with entries on important persons, places, institutions, and events among other things. And the bibliography points to further reading.

Historical Dictionary of East Timor

The history of East Timor is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other ...

Historical Dictionary of East Timor

The history of East Timor is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of East Timor history from the earliest times to the present.

Women Crime and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal

The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain. nashville: vanderbilt
university Press, 2005. vollendorf, lisa. 'navigating the ... Historical Dictionary of
Portugal. metuchen and london: scarecrow Press, 1993. White, landeg, trans.

Women  Crime  and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal

Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study demonstrates the extent to which judicial and quasi-judicial records can be used to examine the implications of crime in women’s lives, whether as victims or culprits. The foundational basis for this study is two sets of manuscript sources that highlight two distinct yet connected experiences of women as participants in the criminal process. One consists of a collection of archival documents from the first half of the seventeenth century, a corpus called 'querelas,' in which formal accusations of criminal acts were registered. This is a rich source of information not only about the types of crimes reported, but also the process that plaintiffs had to follow to deal with their cases. The second primary source consists of a sampling of documents known as the ‘perdão de parte.’ The term refers to the victim’s pardon, unique to the Iberian Peninsula, which allowed individuals implicated in serious conflicts to have a voice in the judicial process. By looking at a sample of these pardons, found in notary collections from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Abreu-Ferreira is able to show the extent to which women exercised their agency in a legal process that was otherwise male-dominated.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde

A reference guide to the history of one of Africa's smallest, poorest countries, with alphabetically arranged entries discussing important events and individuals, a detailed introduction, a chronology, and a bibliography.

Handbook of Portuguese Studies

Portugal e o futuro: Análise da conjuntura nacional. Lisbon: Arcádia ... do poder
em Portugal.” In Portugal: O sistema político e constitucional, 1974-1987, edited
by Mário Baptista Coelho, 147-79. ... Historical Dictionary of Portugal. Metuchen:
 ...

Handbook of Portuguese Studies


Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema

Perhaps because of his facility with languages—he speaks Portuguese, Spanish,
English, and French fluently—Salles ... president Fernando Collor de Mello's
government, when many Brazilians emigrated to Portugal, a reverse movement ...

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema

The Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema covers the long history of cinema in Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the nine Spanish-speaking countries. These films include Los tres berretines, Prisioneros de la tierra, La balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde, La hora de los hornos, El chacal de Nahueltoro, La teta asustada, Abrir puertas y ventanas, El secreto de sus ojos, and NO. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the South American Cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

Joaquim Machado de Castro is the best-known Portuguese sculptor working in
the late 18th century. Born to an organ maker and minor sculptor in the town of
Coimbra, Machado was first sent to study Latin at a school run by Jesuit priests,
and ...

Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the 18th century style found mainly in Europe and the United States. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events.

Historical Dictionary of World War II

In addition to the extensive British and French empires, Belgium, Italy, Portugal,
and Spain held African territory. Germany's former colonies, lost at the end of
World War I, were administered as mandates of the League of Nations. During
the ...

Historical Dictionary of World War II

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the countries and geographical areas involved in the war, as well as the nations remaining neutral; wartime alliances and conferences; significant civilian and military leaders; and major ground, naval, and air operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about World War II.

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

The Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, Second Edition is a concise chronological analysis of the historical, socio-political, economic, and cultural issues Mozambique has faced as well as the personalities that have shaped its history from the earliest times to the present.

Historical Dictionary of Mala i

Historical Dictionary of Mala  i

An update of the 1980 encyclopedic reference to people, events, and other matters relating to the southeastern African country, from the early stone age to the early 1990s, which have brought such problems as the AIDS epidemic and the influx of refugees. Provides a background for watching the events unfold now that a recent referendum has ended nearly 30 years of one-party rule under Dr. Hastings Banda. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR