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A Longa Viagem Da Biblioteca Dos Reis

Author: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
Publisher: Editora Companhia das Letras
ISBN: 8543805317
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A história da Real Biblioteca portuguesa, que deu origem à Biblioteca Nacional brasileira, contada a partir de sua destruição no grande terremoto de Lisboa, em 1755. A narrativa, enriquecida de mais de 400 ilustrações, acompanha a reconstrução do acervo feita pelo marquês de Pombal e chega até a Independência do Brasil, quando d. Pedro I adquiriu a coleção. Primeiro de novembro de 1755, dia de Todos os Santos. A população de Lisboa se apronta para viver mais um pacato dia de feriado, sem imaginar o mal que vinha da terra. Em poucas horas, um terremoto devastador, seguido de incêndio e maremoto, destruiria a capital do Império e, junto com ela, sua célebre Real Biblioteca, fruto dos livros reunidos pelos monarcas portugueses por séculos.A narrativa de A longa viagem da biblioteca dos reis começa a partir desse episódio e percorre eventos fundamentais da história brasileira, sempre através dos livros. A antropóloga Lilia Schwarcz acompanha a reconstrução do acervo nas mãos do marquês de Pombal, os tempos incertos de d. Maria I, o angustiante momento da fuga da família real - que atravessava o Atlântico pela primeira vez - e as vicissitudes de sua nova vida nos trópicos, até chegar ao processo de independência brasileiro - quando se pagou, e muito, pela Real Biblioteca.A longa viagem da biblioteca dos reis refaz muitas jornadas e mostra como, por intermédio de bibliotecários mal-humorados, obras selecionadas, ilustrações raras e muitos sistemas de classificação, pode-se contar uma outra história desse mesmo país.

The Emperor S Beard

Author: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
Publisher: Hill & Wang
ISBN: 9780809042197
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Traces the origins and history of the Brazilian monarchy, the contrast between the empire in Brazil and the trend of establishing republics throughout the New World, and the impact of the reign of Dom Pedro II on the evolution of modern Brazil.

Brazil A Biography

Author: Lilia M. Schwarcz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374710708
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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.

Tropical Versailles

Author: Kirsten Schultz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135308470
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This engaging study tells the fascinating story of the only European empire to relocate its capital to the New World.

The Sad End Of Policarpo Quaresma

Author: Lima Barreto
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395710
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'The seed of madness exists in all of us and with no warning may attack, overpower, crush and bury us ... ' Policarpo Quaresma - fastidious civil servant, dedicated patriot, self-styled visionary - is a defender of all things Brazilian, full of schemes to improve his beloved homeland. Yet somehow each of his ventures, whether it is petitioning for Brazil's national language to be changed, buying a farm to prove the richness and fertility of the land, or offering support to government forces as they suppress a military revolt - results in ridicule and disaster. Quixotic and hapless, Quaresma's dreams will eventually be his undoing. Funny, despairing, moving and absurd, Lima Barreto's masterpiece shows a man and a country caught in the violent clash between illusion and reality, hope and decline, sanity and madness.

The Spectacle Of The Races

Author: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 0809087898
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"Lilia Moritz Schwarcz shows how Brazil's philosophers, politicians, and scientists gratefully accepted social Darwinist ideas about innate racial differences, yet feared the havoc such ideas would have wrought in Brazil. In the end, Brazil's intellectuals could not condemn the miscegenation which had so long been an essential feature of Brazilian society - and which lay at the very heart of the country's new national structures. Schwarcz illustrates how the work of these "men of science" was crucial to Brazil's modernization and to the development of its sense of national destiny."--BOOK JACKET.

Chagall

Author: Jackie Wullschlager
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307270580
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“When Matisse dies,” Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.” As a pioneer of modernism and one of the greatest figurative artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall achieved fame and fortune, and over the course of a long career created some of the best-known and most-loved paintings of our time. Yet behind this triumph lay struggle, heartbreak, bitterness, frustration, lost love, exile—and above all the miracle of survival. Born into near poverty in Russia in 1887, the son of a Jewish herring merchant, Chagall fled the repressive “potato-colored” tsarist empire in 1911 for Paris. There he worked alongside Modigliani and Léger in the tumbledown tenement called La Ruche, where “one either died or came out famous.” But turmoil lay ahead—war and revolution; a period as an improbable artistic commissar in the young Soviet Union; a difficult existence in Weimar Germany, occupied France, and eventually the United States. Throughout, as Jackie Wullschlager makes plain in this groundbreaking biography, he never ceased giving form on canvas to his dreams, longings, and memories. His subject, more often than not, was the shtetl life of his childhood, the wooden huts and synagogues, the goatherds, rabbis, and violinists—the whole lost world of Eastern European Jewry. Wullschlager brilliantly describes this world and evokes the characters who peopled it: Chagall’s passionate, energetic mother, Feiga-Ita; his eccentric fellow painter and teacher Bakst; his clever, intense first wife, Bella; their glamorous daughter, Ida; his tough-minded final companion and wife, Vava; and the colorful, tragic array of artist, actor, and writer friends who perished under the Stalinist regime. Wullschlager explores in detail Chagall’s complex relationship with Russia and makes clear the Russian dimension he brought to Western modernism. She shows how, as André Breton put it, “under his sole impulse, metaphor made its triumphal entry into modern painting,” and helped shape the new surrealist movement. As art critic of the Financial Times, she provides a breadth of knowledge on Chagall’s work, and at the same time as an experienced biographer she brings Chagall the man fully to life—ambitious, charming, suspicious, funny, contradictory, dependent, but above all obsessively determined to produce art of singular beauty and emotional depth. Drawing upon hitherto unseen archival material, including numerous letters from the family collection in Paris, and illustrated with nearly two hundred paintings, drawings, and photographs, Chagall is a landmark biography to rank with Hilary Spurling’s Matisse and John Richardson’s Picasso. From the Hardcover edition.

Journey To Portugal

Author: José Saramago
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156007139
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Offers information about the history and culture of Portugal written by combining aspects of a novel, guide book, and travel log.

Brazil A Biography

Author: Lilia M. Schwarcz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374710708
Size: 67.93 MB
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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.

The Oxford History Of Historical Writing

Author: Axel Schneider
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191036773
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The fifth volume of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally since 1945. Divided into two parts, part one selects and surveys theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to history, and part two examines select national and regional historiographies throughout the world. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is chronologically the last of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past across the globe from the beginning of writing to the present day.