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Companion History of Portugal

Jose Saraiva

Edited by Ian Robertson

Translated by Ursula Fons

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ISBN: 978 1 857542 11 0
Categories: Bestsellers, Portuguese
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: November 1997
196 x 131 x 15 mm
240 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback, eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB)
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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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