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History of Brazil

History of Brazil
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108052870

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  • Robert Southey (1774–1843), Romantic poet and friend of Coleridge, was poet laureate from 1813 to 1843. As well as being distinguished in verse, he also produced successful historical works and was a noted scholar of Portuguese. Between 1810 and 1819 he published this influential three-volume history, drawing on his extensive collection of Portuguese and Spanish books. Originally intended to be part of a larger work on the history of Portugal, this project evolved to focus on Brazil, beginning with its discovery and colonisation by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century and concluding with the relocation of the Portuguese court to Brazil during the Peninsular War.

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108052870
    • length: 2394 pages
    • weight: 4.084kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. Pinzon discovers the coast of Brazil
    2. Voyage of Pinzon and Solis
    3. Voyage of Sebastian Cabot
    4. Expedition of Diego de Ordas
    5. Cabeza de Vaca succeeds Mendoza
    6. Expedition of Hernando de Ribera
    7. Hans Stade sails with Senabria for Paraguay
    8. Thome de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil
    9. D. Duarte da Costa governor
    10. Luiz de Vasconcellos appointed governor
    11. Disputes on the frontier of Brazil
    12. The French driven from Paraiba
    13. Attempts on the side of Maranham
    14. Establishment of a West Indian Company in Holland
    15. Camp of Bom Jesus formed
    16. Emigration from Pernambuco
    17. St Jorge da Mina attacked and taken by the Dutch
    18. Affairs of Maranham
    Notes. Volume 2: Preface
    19. The revolution in Portugal announced to Nassau
    20. Union proposed between the East and West Indian Companies
    21. Retreat of the Dutch
    22. Attempt to assassinate Fernandes
    23. The bishop of Tucuman invites Jesuits from Brazil and Para
    24. System of the Jesuits in Paraguay
    25. Cardenas bishop of Paraguay
    26. Maranham in a worse state than the older captaincies
    27. Vidal takes possession of the government
    28. Barreto governor general
    29. Affairs of Maranham
    30. Boundaries of Maranham
    Notes. Volume 3: Preface
    31. Measures of Gomes Freyre at Maranham
    32. First laws of the mines
    33. Alarm of invasion at the Rio
    34. Foundation of the town of Tarija
    35. Antequera sent to Asumpcion as judge
    36. D. Lourenco de Almeida governor of Minas Geraes
    37. Growing importance of Montevideo
    38. First cattle introduced into Paraguay
    39. Characters of Ferdinand VI and his queen
    40. Character of Pombal
    41. Companies of Maranham and Pernambuco established
    42. Zeballos recalled from the Plata
    43. Praca dos Przeres destroyed
    44. View of the state of Brazil
    Notes
    Index.

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    Robert Southey

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