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The Concession of Évora Monte : the failure of liberalism in nineteenth-century Portugal, Ronald B. Thomson

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The Concession of Évora Monte : the failure of liberalism in nineteenth-century Portugal
Title
The Concession of Évora Monte
Title remainder
the failure of liberalism in nineteenth-century Portugal
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Ronald B. Thomson
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a period when the monarch was the key figure in the Portuguese government, the struggle for the throne among members of the royal family was of crucial significance. Against a backdrop of new liberal ideas, economic conservatism, and modernization, Dom Pedro challenged his brother, Dom Miguel (the Usurper), on behalf of his young daughter (Maria II) for the throne. But this struggle for the throne, and for a workable constitution, did little to change the fundamentally agrarian economy, so that in the end neither the monarch, nor the liberal ideals of the urban elite, nor foreign pressures had any fundamental effect on society as a whole. The Concession of Évora Monte describes the economic and political problems unleashed by the Peninsular War and the evacuation of the court to Brazil; the 1820 revolution, the first Portuguese constitution, and the counter revolution; the attempt by Dom Pedro when he became king (while also emperor of Brazil) to introduce the new Constitutional Charter and pass the throne on to his young daughter; the usurpation of the throne by his brother Dom Miguel; the War of the Two Brothers in which Dom Pedro defeated Dom Miguel and forced him into exile. The signing of the Concession in 1834 marked the end of the civil war, but it did not bring peace and stability. The changes introduced by the victorious Dom Pedro did not solve the basic issues of Portuguese society, nor did the efforts of his daughter, Maria II, during the 1830s and the 1840s. Several attempts were made to impose a new liberal constitution on the country, but in the end it was the formation after 1850 of new political parties sharing the governing which brought stability. The country remained conservative despite the modernization which came to the cities but which penetrated the countryside only to a degree. This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this. Portugal remained a rural, conservative society into the twentieth century and throughout the Salazar regimes until, perhaps, the Carnation Revolution in 1974"--Publisher's website
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contains biographical information
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Thomson, Ronald B
Dewey number
946.9/035
Index
index present
LC call number
DP646
LC item number
.T56 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Miguel
  • Pedro
  • Maria
  • Portugal
  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814
  • Liberalism
  • Monarchy
  • Civil war
  • Portugal
  • Concessions
  • Maria
  • Miguel
  • Pedro
  • HISTORY
  • Civil war
  • Concessions
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Liberalism
  • Monarchy
  • Politics and government
  • Portugal
  • Liberalismus
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Befriedung
  • Portugal
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The Concession of Évora Monte : the failure of liberalism in nineteenth-century Portugal, Ronald B. Thomson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction: The concession of Évora Monte -- The Houses of Bragança and Bragança-Saxe-Coburg -- Part One. The War of the Two Brothers -- The Peninsular War -- João VI -- The War of the Two Brothers -- Part Two. The Concession of Évora Monte -- The Concession of Évora Monte -- 1834 -- Part Three. An unstable peace -- Maria II -- Conclusion: The failure of Portuguese liberalism -- Appendix 1: The constitutions of Portugal -- Appendix 2: The descendants of Dom Miguel -- Appendix 3: Ranald MacDonell
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891081638
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Isbn
9780739193327
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rdamedia
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  • c
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40024181810
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remote
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(OCoLC)891081638
Label
The Concession of Évora Monte : the failure of liberalism in nineteenth-century Portugal, Ronald B. Thomson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The concession of Évora Monte -- The Houses of Bragança and Bragança-Saxe-Coburg -- Part One. The War of the Two Brothers -- The Peninsular War -- João VI -- The War of the Two Brothers -- Part Two. The Concession of Évora Monte -- The Concession of Évora Monte -- 1834 -- Part Three. An unstable peace -- Maria II -- Conclusion: The failure of Portuguese liberalism -- Appendix 1: The constitutions of Portugal -- Appendix 2: The descendants of Dom Miguel -- Appendix 3: Ranald MacDonell
Control code
891081638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739193327
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40024181810
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891081638

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