Brazil: A Biography, Schwarcz Lilia M., Starling Heloisa M.
Автор: Schwarcz, Lilia Moritz and Starling, Heloisa Maria Название: The Penguin History of Brazil ISBN: 184614793X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846147937 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2772 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shortlisted for the Jabuti Prize for the Best Brazilian Book Published AbroadSince Europeans first reached Brazil in 1500 it has been an unfailing source of extraordinary fascination. More than any other part of the 'New World' it displayed both the greatest beauty and grandeur and witnessed scenes of the most terrible European ferocity. Brazil: A Biography, written by two of Brazil's leading historians and a bestseller in Brazil itself, is a remarkable attempt to convey the overwhelming diversity and challenges of this huge country from its origins to the 21st century - itself larger than the contiguous USA and still in some regions not fully mapped.
The book's major themes are the near-continuous battles to create both political institutions and social frameworks that would allow stable growth, legal norms and protection for all its citizens. Brazil's failure to achieve these except in the very short term has been tragic, but even now it remains one of the world's great experiments - creative, harsh, unique and as compelling a story for its inhabitants as for outsiders.
Автор: Schwarcz Lilia M., Starling Heloisa M. Название: Brazil: A Biography ISBN: 0374280495 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374280499 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 3802 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present
For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown. In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling's Brazil offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country. The authors not only reconstruct the epic story of the nation but follow the shifting byways of food, art, and popular culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Drawing on a range of original scholarship in history, anthropology, political science, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling reveal a long process of unfinished social, political, and economic progress and struggle, a story in which the troubled legacy of the mixing of races and postcolonial political dysfunction persist to this day.
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