The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil offers a sweeping yet accessible history of Latin America’s largest country. Boris Fausto. A Concise History of Brazil covers almost years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political. It’s no mean feat to tell the unruly story of a country as large, diverse and divided as Brazil in one volume of narrative history. But Fausto succeeds admirably in.
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A dense and tedious walk through Brazilian history.
When I was done, I felt like I had missed out significantly on the social and cultural history of Brazil but had at least gained a superficial understanding of the country’s timeline. Yet the republic that emerged was positivist and oligarchic. A Concise History offers the non-expert reader a broad panorama of Brazilian history. Boris Fausto examines Brazil’s history from the arrival of the Portuguese faisto the New World through conccise long and sometimes rocky transition from independence in to democracy in the twentieth century.
Moreover, even the internal trade could not satisfy the labour demands of coffee – subsidised immigration became the preferred alternative by the s. The golpe inaugurated twenty-one years of military rule.
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It successfully confronted determined Dutch efforts to carve out an empire in the north-east in the seventeenth century and periodic threats from other European powers, particularly France. Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the proclamation of independence inresulting in a nation with one common language and wide ethnic and racial variety.
Other books in the series. Historical accounts are often considered to be less time sensitive but Boris Fausto’s story of Brazil, while as good an introduction as you could hope for in almost every way, would really benefit from an update. Also, the new part of the second edition, the last chapter, seems to be an essay from somewhere else—it’s translated by someone else, and it repeats a lot from the previous chapter.
Sergio Fausto is a political scientist and executive director of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Institute, a Brazilian think tank. Concurrently, mercantilist commercial regulations were lifted, soon to be replaced by a commercial treaty with Britain that virtually imposed free trade on Brazil.
A Concise History of Brazil
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Although it can and should be considered an academic book, A Concise History is not a boring reading at all. A Concise History of Brazil covers almost years of Brazilian history, from histoty arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime. If you have interest in the developments in South America in general, this is a good addition to your bookshelf.
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The good thing about it, though, is that is a complete book without being incredibly long. Coffee and slavery financed the Empire and bound the elite together. Certainly, both contributed to a renew impetus in favour of political centralisation. By official decree, Brazil celebrates its th anniversary in bogis With that said, it does an excellent job of providing a crash course to Brazil’s history, so as someone who didn’t know anything about Brazil’s history, or really the history of any part of South America, it was fascinating.
As radical contemporaries remarked, the Republic was declared in the year in which the centenary of the outbreak of the French Revolution concixe celebrated.
Emphasizes political and economic history. Lucas Barreto rated it really liked it Apr 01, Jan 25, Abe added it.
A Concise History of Brazil. A Concise History of Brazil covers almost years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent brazi from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime. However, by this stage Brazilian society and economy have become much more complex. As the title says, it’s a concise history of the country, and it does encompasses it all.
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Robin Hoffman rated it really liked it Jul 13, Lists with This Book. This is not so say that cruder methods of repression were not frequently deployed.
Cambridge Concise Histories 1 – 10 of 26 books. When they say concise, they really mean concise.