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The Lord Mayor of Lisbon: The Portuguese Tribune of the People and His 24 Guilds
The Portuguese "juiz do povo," or tribune of the people, had an important place in the social history of the once world-wide Portuguese Empire. He was the chief officer of the guilds, annually elected representative to the city council and Chairman of the Guildhall. The Guildhall was a sort of electoral college on the city level: an early representation of a democratic sys ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published December 28th 1988 by University Press of America
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