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Companion History of Portugal
Edited by Ian Robertson
Translated by Ursula Fons
RRP: GBP 14.95
ISBN: 978 1 847779 77 9
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: July 2011
240 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), Paperback, Hardback
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Professor Saraiva's multi-volume History of Portugal is a celebrated scholarly standard work. Yet, when he published a one-volume Historia Concisa, it proved a run-away best seller in Portugal, and the television series that went with it became a chart-topper. His latest book, produced especially for Carcanet's Aspects of Portugal series, is a history of his country, brief, acute and illuminating, written with scholarly insight and with non-specialist foreign readers specifically in mind.
To this main text Ian Robertson, author of the well-known Blue Guide to Portugal, has added a historical gazeteer, brief biographies, chronological tables, maps and other elements which make this an essential Companion, the sort of book that a reader in need of accurate, brief and lucid reference will find useful, and every visitor to Portugal will find rewarding.
The book is generously illustrated.
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