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A Concise History of Brazil (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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A Concise History of Brazil covers almost 500 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. Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the proclamation of in ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published May 28th 1999 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1999)
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Rob
Apr 13, 2014 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

This is because the past two decades have been so monumental that they shed new light on earlier times. A new awareness of environmental concerns and the deforestation of the Amazon in particular, new controversies surrounding the plight of indigenous peoples and the startling economic g
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Maria Fernanda  Gonzalez
This book is an absolute must read for everybody that wants to learn about Brazilian History. As the title says, it's a concise history of the country, and it does encompasses it all. The good thing about it, though, is that is a complete book without being incredibly long. Although it can (and should) be considered an academic book, A Concise History is not a boring reading at all. Some of my friends had told me previously that it was a bit tendentious, but I think the author described the diff ...more
Wilfredo Rodríguez
Displays preset a formally different aspects of Brazil since its inception. Enter different views of several historians. It contains much information can sometimes be too much.
Sytse
May 21, 2013 Sytse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book! It is concise in the very essence; the information given in this book is good yet noted with as few words as necassery. I recommend it to anybody who wants to learn the basic Brazilian history (this book offers next to no in-depth on 90% of the topics). The usage of English is superb, but it forced me to re-read some sentences because of complex sentence stucture and I had to pick up my dictionary more than once.
Karl Reinhard
May 05, 2015 Karl Reinhard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent history. By reading this book and remembering the details, one can really understand how different states and cities made up the mosaic of Brazil. Before extensive travel in Brazil, this is a must read.
Marcio Rafael Maciel
Uma pequena atualização para o Rio Branco. Vale por conta da minha formação, mas quem quiser um pouco mais de base, sugiro que procure o volume cheio.
Guilherme
Infelizmente, meu entendimento de história e o número de páginas lidas são inversamente proporcionais
Lillian Shuff
Feb 07, 2015 Lillian Shuff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
Really really disappointing. So hard to follow and frankly very boring.
Abe
A good narrative of Brazil's history, from the colonial to the modern periods.
Nestor
May 29, 2011 Nestor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um excelente resumo da história do Brasil.
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