Chapters of Brazils Colonial History 1500-1800: Chapters Of Brazils Colonial H by Joao Capistrano de Abreu

Chapters of Brazils Colonial History 1500-1800: Chapters Of Brazils Colonial H

byJoao Capistrano de Abreu, Fernando A. NovaisTranslated byArthur Brakel

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In Chapters in Brazil's Colonial History, Capistrano de Abreu created an integrated history of Brazil in a landmark work of scholarship that is also a literary masterpiece. Abreu offers a startlingly modern analysis of the past, based on the role of the economy, settlement, and the occupationof the interior. In these pages, he combines sharp portraits of dramatic events--close fought battles against Dutch occupation in the 1650s, Indian resistance to often brutal internal expansion--with insightful social history. A master of Brazil's ethnographic landscape, he provides detailedsketches of daily life for Brazilians of all stripes. Superbly translated by Arthur A. Brakel and edited by Stuart Schwartz and Fernando Novais, this Brazilian classic has never before available in English. Chapters in Brazil's Colonial History opens Brazil's rich, fascinating past to the general reader, and offers scholars access to a greatturning point in historical scholarship.

About The Author

Arthur Brakel is the translator of Cyro do Anjo's Diary of a Civil Servant and Joao Reis's Slave Rebellion in Brazil. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stuart B. Schwartz is George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University. Fernando Novais is a Brazilian scholar currently teaching at the University of Campinas, Brazil.
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Title:Chapters of Brazils Colonial History 1500-1800: Chapters Of Brazils Colonial HFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.91 × 5.31 × 0.71 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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An integrated history of a fascinating country, Chapters of Brazil’s Colonial History 1500-1800 is both a scholarly and literary achievement. Startling analysis of both the past and today details the economy, settlement patterns and the occupation of the interior. Discover Brazil’s tumultuous past of this beautiful country with this detailed volume from author Joao Capistrano de Abreu.

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"A surprisingly humane, sympathetic and smart analysis."--Publishers Weekly