Culture and Customs of Portugal (Cultures and Customs of the World)

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This descriptive analysis of contemporary Portuguese culture from a historical perspective covers topics ranging from art, cuisine, and music to government, politics, and religion.


· A chronology of significant events throughout Portuguese history

· Includes a national map of Portugal

· Contains original photographs of Portugal provided by the author, which reveal a candid portrait of the country and its people

· A bibliography including titles from varied disciplines

· An extensive glossary and index make researching specific topics simple

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Portugal has been a largely homogeneous nation steeped in historic traditions for nearly 1,000 years, and its borders have remained largely unchanged since the 13th century. Yet despite strong cultural unity, rural and urban Portuguese are split by markedly disparate attitudes and traditions, resulting in a fascinating milieu that defies easy generalization.

About the Author:

Carlos A. Cunha, PhD, is executive chair of faculty and chair of the Political Science Department at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, and research associate in the Centro de Investigação de Estudos Sociológicos (CIES) at Lisbon University Institute (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e das Empresas - ISCTE), Lisbon, Portugal.

Rhonda Cunha holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI and has worked as a studio artist for the past 25 years.

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