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Summary: In 1999, in a remote corner of the world, something almost miraculous happened. After 500 years of colonialism, the political stars finally aligned and the

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  • Publisher: Kepustakaan populer gramedia
  • ISBN: 602481206X
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 270
  • Language: English
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Description: In 1999, in a remote corner of the world, something almost miraculous happened. After 500 years of colonialism, the political stars finally aligned and the people of Timor-Leste, written off as losers in the face of irreversible odds, successfully voted for freedom. Twenty years on, Pat Walsh remembers the day like it was yesterday. In this colourful collection of stories about Timor-Leste, he also draws on his many years living in Dili to recall with wry affection the city’s traffic, roosters and a motley array of characters. The latter range from a Norwegian bishop to a cockfight promoter, an Australian called Dagg, a honey seller, a cat with only six lives, a girl called Menahaha, and two intellectual giants whose contributions to their human rights are largely unknown in Timor-Leste. Believing that the past is a friend to lean on, not an enemy, he also takes the opportunity to remind the Indonesian military of their failings. But, in the same vein, he also laments the futile loss of Indonesian lives, the damage to Indonesia’s dignity, and the subversion of the rules-based international order that marked the 24 year occupation. Written with touches of humour, The Day Hope and History Rhymed in East Timor is a personal, insightful, and sometimes whimsical, set of narratives that fills a gap between the academic and the trivial on this endearing, but improbable, new nation.


Pdf ebook: The Great Dictionary English - Portuguese

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Summary: This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Portuguese translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offe

  • Author : Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
  • Publisher: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
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  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 1000
  • Language: English
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Description: This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Portuguese translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Portuguese. If you need translations from Portuguese to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Portuguese - English is recommended.


Pdf ebook: The Manueline. Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries

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Summary: The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries reveals the splendours of an era that brought Portugal into the Modern Age. Against the backdrop

  • Author : Pedro Dias,Dalila Rodrigues,Fernando Grilo,Nuno Vassallo e Silva
  • Publisher: Museum With No Frontiers, MWNF (Museum Ohne Grenzen)
  • ISBN: 390278296X
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries reveals the splendours of an era that brought Portugal into the Modern Age. Against the backdrop of fruitful maritime exploration, King Manuel I and the Church launched a golden era of artistic patronage without precedent in the Portuguese kingdom. Broadly spanning the period between 1490 and 1540, the Manueline combined the Portuguese Late Gothic style with an ornamental grammar featuring fantastical maritime motifs and influenced by Mudejar and other styles, and achieved a unique architectural symbiosis that was perfectly emblematic of the country and of the monarch after which it was later named. The MWNF Travel Books convey the local perspective of history, art and cultural heritage. Through its 14 Itineraries, The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries invites the reader to discover 182 museums, monuments and sites in 60 locations across Portugal. The title is available in English, in two editions, paperback and eBook. 339 colour illustrations, 368 pages.


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Summary: For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the mi

  • Author : David Abulafia
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141969997
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 816
  • Language: English
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Description: For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from the erection of the mysterious temples on Malta around 3500 BC to the recent reinvention of the Mediterranean's shores as a tourist destination. Part of the argument of Abulafia's book is that the great port cities - Alexandria, Trieste and Salonika and many others - prospered in part because of their ability to allow many different peoples, religions and identities to co-exist within sometimes very confined spaces. He also brilliantly populates his history with identifiable individuals whose lives illustrate with great immediacy the wider developments he is describing. The Great Sea ranges stupendously across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Venice to Alexandria. Rather than imposing a false unity on the sea and the teeming human activity it has sustained, the book emphasises diversity - ethnic, linguistic, religious and political. Anyone who reads it will leave it with their understanding of those societies and their histories enormously enriched.


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Summary: A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd.

  • Author : Fernando Pessoa
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1846687357
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 262
  • Language: English
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Description: A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd.


Pdf ebook: Space in Diachrony

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Summary: Space is a fundamental dimension of human life and is pervasive in human experience. Research on space has highlighted the possible asymmetrical nature of

  • Author : Silvia Luraghi,Tatiana Nikitina,Chiara Zanchi
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027265194
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 370
  • Language: English
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Description: Space is a fundamental dimension of human life and is pervasive in human experience. Research on space has highlighted the possible asymmetrical nature of spatial relations. Differences in the encoding of goals and sources of motion are a case in point, and cross-linguistic coding tendencies show that path is less frequently flagged by a dedicated case than goal, source/origin, and (static) location (locative). Interestingly, such asymmetries may correlate with certain types of landmark, as in the case of toponyms or of animate entities. Even though these issues have been focused upon both in typological and psycholinguistic research, they remain largely open. The papers in this collection aim to show that a diachronic approach may shed light on the way in which asymmetries in the space domain come about over time, thus contributing to the clarification of synchronically puzzling facts.


Pdf ebook: The World's Greatest Books (Fiction)

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Summary: Edward VI. was dead, poisoned, it was rumoured, by the Duke of Northumberland, Grandmaster of the Realm. For three days had an attempt been made to keep hi

  • Author : Various Authors
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465589465
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Edward VI. was dead, poisoned, it was rumoured, by the Duke of Northumberland, Grandmaster of the Realm. For three days had an attempt been made to keep his death secret, so that the proud and ambitious duke might seize the persons of the Princess Mary and the Princess Elizabeth. But the former, warned in time, had escaped the snare; and the Duke of Northumberland, finding further dissimulation useless, boldly proclaimed his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, queen. On July 10, 1553, Queen Jane, the wisest and most beautiful woman in the kingdom, though only sixteen years of age, was conducted in state to the Tower, where it was the custom for the monarchs of England to spend the first few days of their reign. But the crowds who watched her departure from Durham House, in the Strand, were silent and sullen. Her youthful beauty and grace might win an involuntary cry of admiration, but the heart of the people was not hers. They recognised that she was but the tool of her father-in-law, whom, because of his overweening ambition, they hated. All the pride and pomp of silken banners and cloth of gold could not mask the gloomy presage of the young queen's reign. The very heavens thundered; and owing to the press of boats that surrounded the procession, many small craft were overturned and their occupants thrown into the water. And if further signs of portending evil were wanted, they could be discerned in the uneasy whisperings of those lords of the Privy Council who were present, or in the sinister face of the Spaniard, Simon Renard, ambassador to the Emperor Charles V. "This farce will not last long," he said to De Noailles, the French ambassador. "The Privy Council are the duke's secret enemies, and through them I shall strike the scepter from Jane's grasp and place it in the hand of Mary." Elsewhere in the procession, Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, uttered in a low voice to Ridley, Bishop of London, his fears for the future; while certain lords of the Privy Council, who had planned the assassination of the Duke of Northumberland, and were aware that their plot had been discovered, approached the portals of the Tower in fear and trembling. But there was one man at least who did not share the general depression and uneasiness. Cuthbert Cholmondeley, esquire to Lord Guildford Dudley, husband of Queen Jane, found much to interest him in the scene. The reception of her Majesty by Og, Gog, and Magog had already driven away the sense of portending evil from his mind when he caught sight of a girl's face in the crowd. It was only for a moment that he had sight of it; but it left such a deep impression on his mind that for the rest of the day he burned with impatience to discover who the girl might be.


Pdf ebook: Garden of Stars: A gripping novel of hope, family and love across the ages

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Summary: ‘GARDEN OF STARS by Rose Alexander is a stunning debut novel, rich in detail and brimming with emotion.’ – Books of all Kinds The Alentejo, Portugal

  • Author : Rose Alexander
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008206872
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: ‘GARDEN OF STARS by Rose Alexander is a stunning debut novel, rich in detail and brimming with emotion.’ – Books of all Kinds The Alentejo, Portugal 1934


Pdf ebook: A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages,

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Summary: Part 1: Portuguese and English

  • Author : A. Vieyra
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5874406670
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Part 1: Portuguese and English


Pdf ebook: The Economic Aspects of the History of the Civilization of Japan

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Summary: Originally published by Allen & Unwin in 1930 this 3-volume collection brings together writings on the economic aspects of Japan's history. Covering the pe

  • Author : Yosaburo Takekoshi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136523731
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 1632
  • Language: English
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Description: Originally published by Allen & Unwin in 1930 this 3-volume collection brings together writings on the economic aspects of Japan's history. Covering the period from the 1600s until the 1920s this work offers the reader, not only an economic history of the Japanese, but also a social and political history. By explaining the realities of daily life during the periods covered, this collection allows the economic aspects to be fully appreciated.


Pdf ebook: The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

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Summary: "The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that

  • Author : Javier Munoz-Basols,Manuel Delgado Morales,Laura Lonsdale
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317487311
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 717
  • Language: English
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Description: "The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that reflect the evolving ways in which researchers think and write about the Iberian Peninsula. Features include: A comprehensive approach to the different languages and cultural traditions of the Iberian Peninsula; -- Five chronological sections spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; -- A state-of-the-art account of the field, reaffirming Iberian Studies as a dynamic and evolving discipline with promising areas for future research; -- An array of topics of an interdisciplinary nature (history and politics, language and literature, cultural studies and visual arts), focusing on the cultural distinctiveness of Iberian traditions; -- New perspectives and avenues of inquiry that aim to promote a comparative mode within Iberian Studies and Hispanism. The fifty authoritative, original essays will provide readers with a diverse cross-section of texts that will enrich their knowledge of Iberian Studies from an international perspective"--


Pdf ebook: Community organising against racism

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Summary: In this unique global collection, Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community developmen

  • Author : Craig, Gary
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447333756
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: In this unique global collection, Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome social, economic and political disadvantage. The book explores key questions about the empowerment and capacity-building of minority ethnic groups. Using case studies from across the ‘developed’ world, and in differing social and economic contexts, contributors explore these issues in working with asylum-seeker communities, addressing tensions between minorities and building alliances, in work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and using arts-based approaches. The book will stimulate wider debates about the role of community development in relation to ‘race’ and ethnicity at a time when ‘race’ is being ‘invisibilised’ in public policy, and will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers, politicians, academics, and students from many disciplines.


Pdf ebook: The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India

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Summary: This is translated from the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continued in First Series 55, 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-de

  • Author : Walter de Gray Birch
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 131703774X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: This is translated from the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continued in First Series 55, 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1875.


Pdf ebook: The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume 1 (of 2)

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  • Author : Juan González de Mendoza
  • Publisher: Litres
  • ISBN: 5040886675
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: The Greatest Works of Charles Downer Hazen

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Summary: This meticulously edited Charles Downer Hazen collection includes monographs on XIX century European history from this notable American historian. Contents

  • Author : Charles Downer Hazen
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026899385
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 1141
  • Language: English
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Description: This meticulously edited Charles Downer Hazen collection includes monographs on XIX century European history from this notable American historian. Contents: The Long Nineteenth Century: A History of Europe from 1789 to 1918 Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule The French Revolution and Napoleon The Rise of Empires: European History, 1870-1919 The Government of Germany Old Northampton


Pdf ebook: English-Portuguese Learner's Dictionary (Arranged by Themes, Beginner - Upper Intermediate II Levels)

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Summary: Multi Linguis offers you a frequency-thematic learner's dictionary of the Portuguese language. It includes up to 9000 essential words and phrases belonging

  • Author : Multi Linguis
  • Publisher: Multi Linguis
  • ISBN: 1005562520
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Multi Linguis offers you a frequency-thematic learner's dictionary of the Portuguese language. It includes up to 9000 essential words and phrases belonging to the levels from Beginner to Upper Intermediate II (A1 - B2.2 CEFR). The entries are divided into 150 vocabulary themes as well as 6 learning steps. They are arranged by themes‚ not by the alphabet. The book is intended to help you learn and revise this language but can also be applied for translating or entertaining. You may use it separately or as an additional tool for any suited educational course. The Multi Linguis Project is based on the Wiktionary corpus and created by one person. The database of the Learner's Dictionaries includes 9 000 lemmas (words and phrases)‚ their translations in many languages as well as transcriptions‚ transliterations and grammar information. All these lemmas are divided into 6 learning steps of 1500 entries each and also 150 vocabulary themes grouped in 30 super themes. They can be arranged by themes‚ steps‚ parts of speech or keywords‚ but never by the alphabet. Different types of dictionaries are offered for the same language. They are designed in an original way to be convenient and efficient. All of them are available in epub format. Multi Linguis is presently able to publish such books for more than 70 languages. It's planned to improve them and increase their number. You can find more dictionaries in this store.


Pdf ebook: The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean

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Summary: This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead

  • Author : Fernando Rosa
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137566264
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism.


Pdf ebook: A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels (Complete) Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery and Commerce by Sea and Land from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

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  • Author : Robert Kerr
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465516123
  • Genre: Voyages and travels
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  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: A Short History of Modern Angola

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Summary: This history by celebrated Africanist David Birmingham begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss

  • Author : David Birmingham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190613173
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 332
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Description: This history by celebrated Africanist David Birmingham begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labor, first as privately owned slaves and later as conscript workers. The colony was managed by a few marine officers, by several hundred white political convicts, and by a couple of thousand black Angolans who had adopted Portuguese language and culture. The hub was the harbor city of Luanda which grew in the twentieth century to be a dynamic metropolis of several million people. The export of labor was gradually replaced when an agrarian revolution enabled white Portuguese immigrants to drive black Angolan laborers to produce sugar cane, cotton, maize and above all coffee. During the twentieth century Congo copper supplemented this wealth, by gem-quality diamonds, and by offshore oil. Although much of the countryside retained its dollar-a-day peasant economy, new wealth generated conflict which pitted white against black, north against south, coast against highland, American allies against Russian allies. The generation of warfare finally ended in 2002 when national reconstruction could begin on Portuguese colonial foundations.


Pdf ebook: Beyond Sight

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Summary: Beyond Sight, edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal, explores the ways in which Iberian writers crafted images of both Old and New Worlds using the n

  • Author : Ryan D. Giles,Steven Wagschal
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487510047
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
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Description: Beyond Sight, edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal, explores the ways in which Iberian writers crafted images of both Old and New Worlds using the non-visual senses (hearing, smell, taste, and touch). The contributors argue that the uses of these senses are central to understanding Iberian authors and thinkers from the pre- and early modern periods. Medievalists delve into the poetic interiorizations of the sensorial plane to show how sacramental and purportedly miraculous sensory experiences were central to the effort of affirming faith and understanding indigenous peoples in the Americas. Renaissance and early modernist essays shed new light on experiences of pungent, bustling ports and city centres, and the exotic musical performances of empire. This insightful collection covers a wide array of approaches including literary and cultural history, philosophical aesthetics, affective and cognitive studies, and theories of embodiment. Beyond Sight expands the field of sensory studies to focus on the Iberian Peninsula and its colonies from historical, literary, and cultural perspectives.