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The Resource 1808 : the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world, Laurentino Gomes : translated from the Portuguese by Andrew Nevins

1808 : the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world, Laurentino Gomes : translated from the Portuguese by Andrew Nevins

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1808 : the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world
Title
1808
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the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world
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Laurentino Gomes : translated from the Portuguese by Andrew Nevins
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  • Flight of the emperor
  • how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"In a time of terror for Europe's monarchs--imprisoned, exiled, executed--Napoleon's army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected by the British Navy, he fled to Brazil with his entire family, including his mentally ill mother, most of the nobility, and the entire state apparatus. Thousands made the voyage, but it was no luxury cruise. It took two months in cramped, decrepit ships. Sickness ran rampant. Lice infested some of the vessels, and noble women had to shave their hair and grease their bald heads with antiseptic sulfur. Vermin infested the food, and bacteria contaminated the drinking water. No European monarch had ever set foot in the Americas, let alone relocating an entire court there. A week after landing, Prince João opened Brazil's ports, liberating the colony from a trade monopoly with Portugal. While explorers mapped the burgeoning nation's distant regions, the prince authorized the construction of roads, the founding of schools, and the creation of factories, raising Brazil to kingdom status in 1815. Meanwhile, under French control, Portugal was suffering the dire effects of famine and war. Never had the country lost so many people in so little time. But after Napoleon's fall and over a decade of misery, the Portuguese demanded the return of their king. João sailed back in tears, but because of him Brazil remained whole and powerful. As he left, the last chapter of colonial Brazil drew to a close, setting the stage for the strong, independent nation that we know today, changing the history of the New World forever"--www.Amazon.com
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10217298
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1956-
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Gomes, Laurentino
Dewey number
946.9/034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DP644
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Nevins, Andrew
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True
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  • Napoleon
  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814
  • Monarchy
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Brazil
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adult
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the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world
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1808 : the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world, Laurentino Gomes : translated from the Portuguese by Andrew Nevins
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Originally published in Portuguese under the title: 1808 : como uma rainha louca, um príncipe medroso e uma corte corrupta enganaram Napoleão e mudaram a história de Portugal e do Brasil. São Paulo : Editora Planeta do Brasil, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-309) and index
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  • volume
  • sheet
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  • nc
  • nb
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • cri
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  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The flight of the emperor -- Flight from Lisbon -- The era of deranged monarchs -- The plan -- The declining empire -- Departure -- The royal archivist -- The voyage -- Salvador -- The colony -- Tree Frog, the reporter -- A letter -- Part II. The rise of Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Dom Joao -- Carlota Joaquina -- Hands in the coffers -- A new court -- Empress of the seas -- Transformation -- The chief of police -- Slavery -- The travelers -- Napoleon's downfall -- The Republic of Pernambuco -- Tropical Versailles -- Part III. The return of the monarch -- Portugal abandoned -- The return -- A new Brazil -- The conversion of Dos Santos Marrocos -- The secret
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762787968
Lccn
2013016667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some colored, maps, portraits
Label
1808 : the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world, Laurentino Gomes : translated from the Portuguese by Andrew Nevins
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Portuguese under the title: 1808 : como uma rainha louca, um príncipe medroso e uma corte corrupta enganaram Napoleão e mudaram a história de Portugal e do Brasil. São Paulo : Editora Planeta do Brasil, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-309) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The flight of the emperor -- Flight from Lisbon -- The era of deranged monarchs -- The plan -- The declining empire -- Departure -- The royal archivist -- The voyage -- Salvador -- The colony -- Tree Frog, the reporter -- A letter -- Part II. The rise of Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Dom Joao -- Carlota Joaquina -- Hands in the coffers -- A new court -- Empress of the seas -- Transformation -- The chief of police -- Slavery -- The travelers -- Napoleon's downfall -- The Republic of Pernambuco -- Tropical Versailles -- Part III. The return of the monarch -- Portugal abandoned -- The return -- A new Brazil -- The conversion of Dos Santos Marrocos -- The secret
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762787968
Lccn
2013016667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some colored, maps, portraits

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