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  History of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lusitanians inhabit central Portugal, the Calaicians or Gallaeci northern Portugal, the Celtici are in Alentejo and the Conii are in the Algarve.
1112 Afonso Henriques inherits the County of Portugal, a fiefdom of the Kingdom of León.
Portugal invades Conakry, in the Republic of Guinea.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: Economic History of Portugal
Serfdom was not exceptionally widespread in early Portugal – and tended to disappear from the thirteenth century onwards.
Portugal was the pioneer of transoceanic navigation, discovering lands and sea routes formerly unknown to Europeans, and starting trades and commercial routes that linked Europe to other continents in a totally unprecedented fashion.
Portugal kept most of its positions both in Africa and America, and this part of the world was to acquire extreme importance in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
eh.net /encyclopedia/article/amaral.portugal   (9498 words)

  
 A Brief History of Portugal
Human beings have lived in Portugal since about 30,000 BC when the world was in the grip of an ice age.
Portugal and Spain agreed that all new land west of a line 370 degrees west of the Cape Verde Islands would belong to Spain.
Afterwards King Philip II of Spain claimed the throne of Portugal on the grounds that he was King Sebastiao's nephew.
www.localhistories.org /portugal.html   (1931 words)

  
 history of portugal highlights
In 1415, the portuguese history began with exploring the oceans, and the west coast of Africa.
During this period of Portugal’s history, the island areas of Madeira and Azores were discovered and populated, a passage to India around Africa was routed, and colonies were established in Asia and Brazil.
As the country’s capital, the history of Lisbon in interwoven with the history of Portugal as a whole.
www.lisbon-and-portugal.com /travel/history-of-portugal.html   (499 words)

  
 A short history of Portugal
The Lusitanian tribes in present-day Portugal are defeated by the Roman Empire in 27 BC.
Portugal is united with (and subordinated to) Spain in a personal union between 1580 and 1640.
Portugal unites with its colony of Brazil in 1815 into the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarve.
www.electionworld.org /history/portugal.htm   (795 words)

  
 History
Portugal is a little larger in land area than Scotland or the Republic of Ireland.
Portugal is a parliamentary democracy with a President as head-of-state.
A lthough an integral part of Portugal, the southernmost province is geographically distinct in character from the rest of the country, and its people have always been regarded as distinct as well.
www.nexus-pt.com /alg/history.htm   (2353 words)

  
 Portugal History
Portugal were not to have much success in subsequent decades - the nearest they came to a major achievement was refusing a place at the 1950 World Cup finals in Brazil after Turkey pulled out; a decision which says much for the pride the Portuguese take in their football.
Dominated by foreign powers for much of its early history, Portugal was to emerge from the shadows of its conquerors to become a pioneer state of European exploration.
Portugal regained independence, ejecting the Moors in the 13th century before embarking upon a process of global expansion which would see the Portuguese flag flying as far away as India, Africa, the Far East and Brazil in the 15th and 16th centuries.
www.freewebs.com /euromatchtips/portugal_history.htm   (901 words)

  
 History of Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In 1095 Portugal was an obscure border fief of the kingdom of Leon.
1499 - 1580 Portugal acquired an empire stretching from Brazil eastward to the Moluccas, reached the zenith of its prosperity and entered upon a period of swift decline.
Portugal entered the EC in January 1, 1986 and joined the euro single currency in 2002.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/portugal.html   (1050 words)

  
 History - Portugal - Europe
Portugal developed as a separate state in the 12th century.
Until that time, the history of Portugal is inseparable from that of the Iberian Peninsula.
Present-day Portugal became a part of the Roman province of Lusitania in the 2nd century bc.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/portugal/history.htm   (127 words)

  
 Category:History of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is History of Portugal.
Golden age of Jewish culture in the Iberian Peninsula
The United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarve
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:History_of_Portugal   (103 words)

  
 History of Portugal
History books describe the early recorded history of Portugal as waves of invading armies - Romans, visigoths and vandals, followed by Moors and then re-conquered by European warlords returning from the Crusades.
Portugal entered into the Treaty of Windsor in 1386 which promoted trade between the two countries and created a useful alliance to counterbalance France's power.
Portugal experienced a brief flirtation with Marxist ideology but General Antonio Eanes was elected keeper of the constitution and for the next ten years the democratice process was allowed to evolve without military interference.
www.enterportugal.com /history.html   (1248 words)

  
 History of Portugal
Afonso Henriques defeated his mother Countess Teresa of Portugal, regent of the County (Condado) of Portugal and loyal to the Kingdom of Leon at the battle of Sao Mamede (Batalha de Sao Mamede) near the town of Guimaraes, in June of 1128.
Starting in 1976 Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies, and a wave of refugees were poorly assimilated on a society that does not value ethnicity to this day.
Portugal is currently in economic crisis with 0% economic growth rate and projections that, if accounting for the fluctuation of interest rates set by the central bank, will be negative in 2006.
www.portugal.com /history/default.asp   (656 words)

  
 Wikinfo | History of Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The following year Portugal granted independence to its colonies in Africa (Portuguese East Africa, Portuguese West Africa, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Portuguese Guinea) and lost its colony of Portuguese Timor in Asia to an Indonesian invasion.
The last world exposition of the 20th century was held in Lisbon in 1998 and the country is the organizer of the 2004 european football championship.
See also: Portuguese monarchs, Kings of Portugal family tree, List of Prime Ministers of Portugal, Presidents of Portugal, Timeline of Portuguese history, Monuments of Portugal, History of Europe.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=History_of_Portugal   (1159 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Portugal
Sparks of Portugal’s past can be found in the remote mountain villages, where the some of the last remaining Marrano communities can still be found practicing Jewish rituals behind closed doors, fear of persecutions still looming.
King Joao II of Portugal allowed them to enter because he was preparing for war against the Moors and wanted to take advantage of their wealth and expertise in weapon-making.
Following the revolution in Portugal in 1974 and the ensuing unrest, about half of Portugal’s Jewish population left the country and immigrated to Israel, Brazil, Canada and the U.S. Today there are about 600 Jews living in Portugal, as well as a Marrano community numbering close to 100 individuals.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Portugal.html   (3316 words)

  
 Portuguese History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Kingdom of Portugal emerged in the 12th century connected with the process concerning the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
Portugal was an expert concerning the technological development of cartography and navigation and that enabled us in the 15th century of discoveries.
Portugal and his Portuguese spoken fellows created CPLP (Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa), a Community of Countries with Portuguese as their official language.
www.aph.pt /pt_history/pt_history.html   (3030 words)

  
 History of Portugal
Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil as a colony.
A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country.
Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.
infotut.com /geography/Portugal   (101 words)

  
 Portugal: History
Portugal's colony of Goa was seized by India in 1961.
Portugal became part of the European Union's single currency plan in 1999; in October, Guterres and the Socialists were returned to power, again as a minority government.
Portugal's best manors: many aristocratic families here are opening their doors to travelers, offering them a very personal glimpse......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0860493.html   (2520 words)

  
 Portugal Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Portugal's many fascinations come at a sigh-of-relief low price.
Portugal has a rich seafaring past, superb beach resorts, wistful towns and a landscape wreathed in olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields.
Savouring life slowly is a Portuguese passion, and much of the best is humble - traditional folk festivals; simple, honest food drowning in olive oil; music that pulls at the heart strings, recalling past love and glories; and markets overflowing with fish, fruit and flowers.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/portugal   (228 words)

  
 MavicaNET - History of Portugal
A Concise History of Portugal (Cambridge Concise Histories).
Museums, monuments, buildings and places of historical interest, archaeological remains that are open to the public, ancient churches and monasteries are all to be found on the Costa Azul and in the Setúbal area.
The history of Portugal, James M. Anderson, The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations, Westport: The Greenwood Press (2000).
www.mavicanet.com /lite/ita/24554.html   (474 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: Portugal
After more than 450 years in power, Portugal withdraws from Portuguese Timor - now East Timor - which is then occupied by Indonesia.
Portugal was badly hit by 2003's forest fires
2005 August - Portugal calls for outside help as deadly wildfires, exacerbated by drought and said to be the worst in recent times, rage across the country.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1101811.stm   (583 words)

  
 Siemens History Site - Portugal
Between 1919 and 1922, business with Portugal is conducted from Madrid.
All Siemens activities in Portugal are combined and the Regional Company renamed Siemens SARL.
Portugal’s first combined-cycle power plant, Tapada do Outeiro, is commissioned.
w4.siemens.de /archiv/en/laender/europa/portugal.html   (184 words)

  
 History of Portugal - IndigoGuide Portugal
The history of Portugal stretches back 500,000 years and is intrinsically linked to that of Spain, as together they form the Iberian Peninsula.
In 60BC Julius Caesar made his capital Olisipo (Lisbon) and the Roman influence on the history of Portugal is evident in the changes to agriculture (wheat, olives and vines were introduced to the south), the Latin-based language and the road system.
Thus began a Golden Age in the history of Portugal when gold and slaves from Africa, spices from India and treasures from the Orient and Brazil lined Portugal's coffers.
www.indigoguide.com /portugal/history.htm   (476 words)

  
 Our History in Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
THE HISTORY OF WORD OF GRACE IN I was invited in 2000 to go to a town near Lisbon, to teach at the Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training School.
We expect to continue to be a blessing to both YWAM and the churches we have visited.
There is a strong connection to Africa from Portugal, and someday we expect to send teams into the parts of Africa from there.
www.word-of-grace.com /WOGO/Portugal.htm   (112 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The History of Portugal: (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations): Books: James M. Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This informative, concise, and engagingly written work provides the most up-to-date history of Portugal, current through 1999, and gives a full picture of the political, social, cultural, and economic influences that shaped the history of Portugal.
Covering the period from Portugal's early conception as a nation through its long history, with emphasis on the dramatic period of the last several decades, this volume culminates with the demise of the Salazar dictatorship and the independence of its colonies.
Yes, Portugal did have a fl slave (and some "Arab African" slaves as well) population from the mid 15th century but, these people were never absorbed into the population in any significant manner.
amazon.com /History-Portugal-Greenwood-Histories-Nations/dp/0313311064   (983 words)

  
 History of Portugal
Portugal's history goes back to the Celts, who settled on the Iberian Peninsula around 700 BC.
In 1143 Portugal was recognised as an independent country under the rule of King Alfonso Henriques.
Portugal's last overseas territory, Macau, was handed over to the Chinese in 1999.
www.ownersinportugal.org /History-of-Portugal   (552 words)

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