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 Concise History of Brazil
Bydebate about the model of manufacturing – ocncise an ‘open’ or a statist economy – became clearer. As the title says, it’s a concise history of the country, and it does encompasses it all. Books by Boris Fausto. Independence followed in when Pedro I was acclaimed Emperor of Brazil. Jun 21, Histpry Reinhard rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Cambridge University PressApr 28, – History – pages.
Other books in the series. Yet concisee republic that emerged was positivist and oligarchic. Account Options Sign in. On the contrary, slaves were as likely to be found in a wide range of occupations – engaged in construction, petty trading histort even workshops – as toiling on sugar plantations.
The most distinguished historian of Brazil of his generation, Boris Fausto has chosen a broad-brush historical narrative approach, punctuated by a discussion of key controversies in the historiography. Concurrently, mercantilist commercial regulations were lifted, soon to be replaced by a commercial treaty with Britain that virtually imposed free trade on Brazil.
Remarkable in this respect, the country nevertheless faces problems of social and ethnic disparity as well as of preservation and adequate use of its natural resources. A professor of political science at the University of Sao Paulo, Fausto is one of the most articulate, well-known historians of 20th-century Brazil; his numerous historical publications form an To borrow a phrase used by historians of the Imperial periodfor the last five hundred years scholars have sought to discover the real Brazil in the official Brazil – the latter a formal entity, depicted in largely European terms, the former an exotic place, for centuries ill-defined by cartographers, a mix-of Amerindian, African, Mediterranean and Asian cultures struggling to forge an identity and determine its place in the world.
Buffeted by the second oil crisis, growing popular mobilisation, the withdrawal of support by a business community resentful of the statisation of the economy and a loss of confidence in its ability to manage, the Armed Forces were able to negotiate conxise return to the barracks during Buckman Snippet view – The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil offers a sweeping yet accessible history of Latin America’s largest country.
Emile rated it really liked it Oct 22, However, it’s one hstory the best parts of the book, so I would strongly encourage you to get the second edition. May 29, Nestor rated it really liked it. May 01, Sytse rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
Emphasizes political and economic history. Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the booris of independence inresulting in a nation with one common language and wide ethnic and racial variety.
Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the proclamation of in 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 years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime.
Not until some years after the s coup did it emerge that the Vargas regime was going to preside over the formation of a new, centralised state that enjoyed greater autonomy from sectional and sectoral interests than its predecessor.
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Cambridge University PressAug 11, – History. Were these influences also responsible for characteristics such as a search for adventure, racial tolerance and authoritarianism?
The experiment with ‘open’ democracy bris and owed much to the ‘urbanisation’ of politics, thought not necessarily the urbanisation of political institutions. This book, although at times it was somewhat tough to read, gave me a much better understanding of what this country is concjse, and how it has remained so homogeneous despite the vastness of the area. There is also informed comment on major social development.
While Brazil survived as a single polity, in the face of the Balkanisation of other parts of Latin America, the transition from colony to nation and the continuity of monarchy was far from peaceful and unity far from inevitable.
Here there is detail and informative, interpretive comment. Sugar, much more than brazil wood, tobacco or gemstones and gold discovered in significant quantities in the swas the great colonial staple and configured economy and society for centuries.
A dense and tedious walk through Brazilian history. Moreover, trailblazers from Brazil settled regions technically falling within the control of Spain, pushing the frontier outward to the west and south.