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[PDF / Epub] ★ The Portuguese By Barry Hatton – Tushna-hram.ru Portugal is an established member of the European Union one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continentPDF Epub The Portuguese By Barry Hatton Tushna hramru Portugal is an established member of the European Union one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent Portugal is an established member of the European Union one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent’s south west rimIn the fifteenth and sixteenth century Age of Discovery The Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic and they brought Asia an

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D Europe together Evidence of their one time four continent empire can still be felt not least in The Portuguese language which is spoken by than million people from Brazil across parts of Africa to AsiaAnalyzing present day society and culture The Portuguese also considers the nation’s often tumultuous past The Lisbon earthuake was one of Europe’s greatest natural disasters strongly influencing continental thought and heralding Portugal’s extended decline The Portuguese also weathered Europe’s longest dictatorship under twentieth century ruler António Salazar A military coup called the Carnation Revolution placed The Portu

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The PortugueseGuese at the centre of Cold War attentions Portugal’s uirky relationship with Spain and with its oldest ally England is also scrutinizedPortugal which claims Europe’s oldest fixed borders measures just by kilometres Within that space however it offers a patchwork of widely differing and beautiful landscapes With an easygoing and seductive lifestyle expressed most fully in their love of food The Portuguese also have an anarchical streak evident in many facets of contemporary life A veteran journalist and commentator on Portugal the author paints an intimate portrait of a fascinating and at times contradictory country and its peopl

doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition British born Associated Press correspondent Barry Hatton has made his home in Portugal for over years He continues to cover Portuguese politics for the AP while writing books on the side.

10 Comments on "doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition"

  • Owlseyes

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseIt is written in the first pages “This book is for my family Portuguese and British” Born in 1963 Hatton is a British journalist who worked in Portugal for several years The book is about the Portuguese modern history an


  • Allen Levine

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseI read Barry Hatton's book The Portuguese A Modern History after a trip to Portugal this summer I found his insights about the country its people and its place in the world's socio economic pecking order both historically and recently to be very similar to what I had noted during my time spent in the countryThe book is less of a full on historical textbook about the development of the nation as it is a description of the evolution of a national psyche It is the tracing of how the Portuguese are viewed by others and how they have viewed themselves that makes Hatton's book so eminently readable There is plenty of history But there is


  • Alexandra

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseMandatory for someone who wants to know about Portugal and especially its people Liked it a lot because it's always very interesting to know what others th


  • Burçin Acar

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseIt was surprising to see in this book how two countries such as Turkey and Portugal resemble each other so much while being distant and having different religiouscultural backgrounds I just wonder what made them to evolve in this way for both countries This book tries to provide this reasoning of evolution for Portugal what makes it uniue among other European countries why it fell behind on modernizationetc But when I compare it with Turkey although they have a different past they share the apathy self mocking behavior waiting for a rescuer conservatism etc characteristics and even the sick man title I really want to know how this convergent evolution occured Is this the Mediterranean weather contact with early M


  • Sara

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseThis is of a social history of Portugal than a chronological history It doesn't follow a true linear path as to what happened when I did learn about Portugal than I knew before but I was confused sometimes from the author's meandering ramblings I did like the chapter on food Made me hungry I would have liked a chapter on port The chapter on fado was also good I may have to seek out another history of Portugal to get clear dates on what happened when and who was ruling at the time It does seem like it would be an interesting country to visit


  • Elizabeth Judd Taylor

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseThis book can’t uite decide whether it wants to be a history book a journalistic style book or an editorial about the people of Portugal and it suffers from what feels like a lack of focus It’s not bad it’s just not great; it does however give a pretty good overview of the modern history of Portugal I wasn’t crazy about all the broad stereotypes however and that did bring the book down a bit in my estimation


  • Carolina

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseInsightful and lucid analysis but inevitably too Lisbon centric for my stomach Worth the read


  • Alex Zakharov

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The Portuguese“If you're going to read only one book on a subject don't bother” Aaron HaspelOver the last few years I got into a habit of reading up on a little history culture of every new country I visit And while I subscribe to Aaron’s maxim in general I tend to relax it for travel Of all the one hit wonders I tried eg Singapore Burma Scotland this particular modern history is as good as it gets It is short nicely written informative when it comes to history and insightful


  • Victor Sonkin

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseA very good book about Portugal and the Portuguese — essentially a history leading to the early years of the 21st century It is written by a British newspaper correspondent who lived most of his adult life in Portugal married a Portuguese woman has Portuguese children and so on His private observations which are not innumerable at all are combined with the history of the nation and the countr


  • Maria João

    doc Å The Portuguese ☆ Kindle Edition The PortugueseI have to confess being Portuguese my initial concern before start reading this book was whether it would be a never ending listing of clichés or if we the Portuguese were to be described as an anecdote Barry Hatton did however a brilliant job This is an easy reading book where the whole of our History is very well summarised and told through the lenses of the Portuguese cultural traits and idiosyncrasies The author a long time foreign correspondent in Portugal married into a Portuguese family clearly knows understands and loves us This is a most wonderful book for those who wish to really grasp what being Portuguese is all about