Queen of the Sea EBOOK Tooltip A History of Lisbon

Auteur: Barry Hatton
Taal: Engels
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Auteur: Barry Hatton
Uitgever: Hurst
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9781787381070
  • november 2018
  • Adobe ePub
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Lisbon's charm is legendary, but its vibrant 2,000-year history is not widely known, from its Roman legacy to its centuries under Moorish rule. Its journey from port town to Portugal's capital was not always smooth sailing--in 1755 the city was devastated by the largest earthquake ever to strike modern Europe, followed by a catastrophic tsunami and a six-day inferno that turned sand to glass. Barry Hatton unearths these forgotten memories in a vivid account of Lisbon's colourful past and present, bringing to life the 1147 siege during the Iberian reconquista, the assassination of the king, the founding of a republic and the darkness of a modern dictatorship. He reveals the rich, international heritage of Portugal's metropolis--the gateway to the Atlantic and the unrivalled Queen of the Sea.

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'An enchanting account of an enchanting city, where peoples from across the globe have converged over the last two and a half millennia.' -- David Abulafia, Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge and author of 'The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean' Hatton's vivid account . . . is full of fascinating detail for those who love the city, from the origins of fado (the melancholic music of Lisbon) to the story of the exiles who haunted its streets during the Second World War.' '[An] exotic history of triumph and riches, disaster and decline.' '[A] jaunty, well-informed book on Lisbon . . . Hatton is an erudite guide, good at capturing the dense flavour of the city.' A companionable history of a darkly intriguing city . . . Hatton's enjoyable . . . account provides a fascinating and sometimes disquieting backdrop to Lisbon's uncanny ability to survive.' 'Enchanting . . . and playful.' Intimate, witty, and entertaining . . . this vivid and eloquent guide to Lisbon's past spills over with affection for the city.'

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Engels
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Verschijningsdatum
november 2018
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Barry Hatton
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Hurst

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Subtitel
A History of Lisbon
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1DSP
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