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, (electronic 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, (electronic resource)

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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
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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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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
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TOH
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946.9/034
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index present
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DP644
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.G6613 2013
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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, (electronic resource)
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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, (electronic resource)
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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
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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
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9780762796656
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(electronic bk.)
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