Tag Archives: Portugal

Book Review: The Portuguese Seabourne Empire: 1415-1825

The Portuguese Seabourne Empire:  1415-1825, by Charles R. Boxer This was an interesting book to read, not least because it was written before the fall of the Portuguese empire in Africa which took place after the death of Salazar in … Continue reading

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Book Review: 501 Portuguese Verbs

501 Portuguese Verbs, by John J. Nitti and Michael J. Ferreira I love random verb lists and other types of word lists [1], perhaps more than most people.  So when I say that this book is precisely the sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conquerors

Conquerors:  How Portugal Forged The First Global Empire, by Roger Crowley This book sits in a bit of an uncanny valley when it comes to its material and approach.  In a different age, this book would feel comfortable simply praising … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rick Steves’ Portuguese Phrasebook & Dictionary

Rich Steves’ Portuguese Phrasebook & Dictionary, by Rick Steves It is rather telling that Rick Steves, a notably monolingual person whose appeal to readers is due to his passionate interest in European tourism, ended up writing (or at least giving … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Crusaders

The Last Crusaders:  The Hundred Year Battle For The Center Of The World, by Barnaby Rogerson Although the author does not make any claims to be a scholar, I have found him to be a very worthwhile guide to history … Continue reading

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