Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's bigness means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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Chronology отопу 1500 Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral “ discovers ”
Brazil , which he calls the Island of ... II of Spain starts period of Spanish rule in
Brazil 1630 Dutch gain control of the Recife port and begin exporting sugar 1636
The governor of Dutch Brazil , Johan Maurits , the Count of Nassau , took it upon
himself to invite scholars and artists to Dutch Brazil , where the first notable
scientific studies were undertaken and artists such as Frans Post painted
DUTCH BRAZIL When the Spanish occupied the Portuguese throne in 1580 , the
Portuguese were left without the means to defend their American colony , and the
Brazilians had to rely on their own resources to fend off the raids by the ...
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