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Titel: The Golden Age of Brazil, 1695-1750: Growing...
Verlag: Univ of California Pr
Einband: Soft cover
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: When Brazil's 'golden age' began, the Portuguese were securely established on the coast and immediate hinterland. European rivals - Spanish, French, Dutch - had been repelled, and expansion into the vast interior had begun. By the end of the 'golden age', bandleirantes, missionaries, miners, planters and ranchers had penetrated deep into the continent. In 1750, by the Treaty of Madrid, Spain recognized Brazil's new frontiers. The colony had come to occupy an area slightly greater than that of the ten Spanish colonies in South America put together. Despite conflicts, the fusion of Portuguese, Amerindian and African into a Brazilian entity had begun; and the explosive expansion of Brazil had laid the foundation for the independence that followed in 1822. Professor Boxer deals not only with the turbulent events of the 'golden age' but analyses the economic and administrative changes of the period. He examines the relationships of officials with colonists, of settlers with Indians, of colony with mother country. Professor Boxer's classic study of a critical period in the growth of Brazil (the world's fifth largest country) has long been out of print. It is here reissued with numerous illustrations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0520015509
Inhaltsangabe: Subtitled "Growing Pains of a Colonial Society", Professor C.R. Boxer's book explores how the small European kingdom of Portugal established the vast colony of Brazil, extending to almost half the area and population of the whole continent of South America. The "golden age" was, of course, tarnished from the start: the book begins with a study of the slave trade and of the slavery in field and mine on which the developing economy was built. There follow chapters on the penetration of the boundless interior, west and south, by missionaries, cattlemen and a medley of other colonists, the fending off of European rivals, the discovery of diamond and gold deposits, and yet further expansion into Amazonia. Throughout the epic events, the lives of men and women of all classes are portrayed and the political and administrative repercussions of growth explained. By the time the "golden age" ended, three races - Amerindian, Portuguese and Negro - had achieved a relatively peaceful fusion and a Brazilian self-consciousness had emerged, the prelude to independence from Portugal. This reissue of Professor Boxer's classic study includes a new set of contemporary illustrations.
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