1. Peoples, cultures and colonies -- 2. Rebellion and independence in the seventeenth century -- 3. The golden age and the earthquake in the eighteenth century -- 4. Brazilian independence and the Portuguese Revolution -- 5. The bourgeois monarchy and the republicans -- 6. The dictatorship and the African empire -- 7. Democracy and the European Community -- The houses of Avis, Beja and Habsburg -- The houses of Braganza and Braganza-Saxe-Coburg -- Republican presidents -- Selected works published since 1990.
Previous ed.: 1993.
Includes bibliographical references
"This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country and its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership." "The present Concise History was research during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, and it has since become the standard single-volume work. This second edition brings the story up to date and the revised bibliography discusses the current state of historical writing on Portugal."--BOOK JACKET.