Conflicts and Conspiracies: Brazil and Portugal, 1750-1808 (Paperback)

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A study of Brazil during a critical formative period which illuminates the causes of her special historical development within Latin America. Professor Maxwell analyzes the shifting relationships between Portugal, England and Brazil during the second half of the 18th Century. Through his study, Professor Maxwell is concerned with the social, economic and political significance of the events he describes. An important part of this work is a study of the Minas Conspiracy of 1788-89.

About the Author

Kenneth Maxwell holds the Nelson and David Rockefeller Chair in Inter-American Studies at the Council of Foriegn Relations. He has taught at Yale, Princeton and Columbia Universities and the University of Kansas. Dr. Maxwell's recent books include Naked Tropics: Essays on Empire andOther Rogues (2003), The Making of Portuguese Democracy (1995) and Pombal: Paradox of the Enlightenment (1995).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415949897
ISBN-10: 0415949890
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 28th, 2004
Pages: 320
Language: English