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By Douglas L. Wheeler,Walter C., Jr. Opello

ISBN-10: 0810860880

ISBN-13: 9780810860889

Portugal is a small Western eu country with a wide, designated prior replete with either triumph and tragedy. one of many continent's oldest geographical regions, Portugal has frontiers which are primarily unchanged because the past due 14th century. The country's distinct personality and 850-year background as an self sustaining country current a number of curious paradoxes. As of 1974, while a lot of the rest of the Portuguese in another country empire was once decolonized, Portuguese society looked to be the main ethnically homogeneous of the 2 Iberian states and of a lot of Europe. This, however Portuguese society had got in the course of 2,000 years of infusions of different ethnic teams in invasions and immigration: Phoenicians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Suevi, Visigoths, Muslims (Arab and Berber), Jews, Italians, Flemings, Burgundian French, black Africans, and Asians. certainly, Portugal has been a crossroads, regardless of its relative isolation within the western nook of the Iberian Peninsula, among the West and North Africa, Tropical Africa, and Asia and the USA. due to the fact 1974, Portugal's society has develop into much less homogeneous as there was major immigration of former matters from her erstwhile in a foreign country empire.

The 3rd version of Historical Dictionary of Portugal significantly expands at the moment variation via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on very important folks, locations, occasions, and associations, in addition to on major political, financial, social, and cultural aspects.

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