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Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, 1500-1800 By Capistrano de Abreu

Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, 1500-1800 by Joao Capistrano de Abreu

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In Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, Joao Capistrano de Abreu created an integrated history of Brazil that is both a landmark work of scholarship and a literary masterpiece. He offers an analysis of the past, based on the role of the economy, settlement, and the occupation of the interior.

Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, 1500-1800 Summary

Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, 1500-1800 by Joao Capistrano de Abreu

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 occupation of 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 detailed sketches 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 great turning point in historical scholarship.

Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, 1500-1800 Reviews


"A surprisingly fresh and acerbic review of Brazil's early history."--Kirkus Reviews


"De Abreu's eye for the telling detail and ability to keep the sweep of history present in the readers mind has a symphonic effect."--The Wall Street Journal


About Joao Capistrano de Abreu


Arthur Brakel is the translator of Cyro do Anjo's Diary of a Civil Servant and Jo o 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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NLS9780195103021
9780195103021
0195103025
Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History, 1500-1800 by Joao Capistrano de Abreu
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
1998-09-01
280
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