Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture

Brazil Through Five Centuries.

Originally the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima, the Oliveira Lima Library has long been regarded as one of the finest collections of Luso-Brazilian materials available to scholars. It’s now accessible for students, educators, and researchers alike to delve deeper into Brazilian and Portuguese history and culture from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Bell, Alured Gray. The Beautiful Rio De Janeiro: By Alured Gray Bell; Illustrated in Colour and Black and White. London: W. Heinemann, [1914]. Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture.
História da Colonização Portuguesa do Brasil, Vol III

Brazilian History as Never Before Available

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library charts the development of Latin America's most influential power with unique primary source materials valuable for researchers, educators, and students. Topics covered include colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature.


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