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Portalegre - Parishes of Portalegre, Portalegre Municipality, Portalegre Castle, Portalegre Wine, Carreiras (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
Discovery Miles 2 750
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Chapters: Parishes of Portalegre, Portalegre Municipality, Portalegre Castle, Portalegre Wine, Carreiras. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Portalegre Municipality - Portalegre was founded in the reign of Afonso III, in 1259. It was to be given to his bastard son Afonso Sanches. In Denis I reign, by a foral of 18 November 1299, it was determined that Portalegre would be donated to the king himself and later to his first born and heir. View of Portalegre from the distance. The church at the left is the cathedral of the city.Portalegre was elevated to the status of city on 23 May 1550, by John III. At this time, the city was regarded as an important administrative and economic centre. In the 15th century, it was already recognized for its cloth manufacturing. As it is near the frontier with Spain it always suffered lots of invasions from foreign troops: in 1704 (during the War of the Spanish Succession), it was attacked and conquered by the army of Felipe V; again in 1801 during the War of the Oranges, it surrendered to the Spanish Army, this way trying to counter the French dominion. In 1847 it was occupied by forces of Spanish General Concha. The importance of Portalegre would come to be recognized in 1859, when it became capital of the district of Portalegre. The house-museum of Jos Rgio, a famous Portuguese poet, was installed in his home, in which he lived for 34 years. When Rgio was accepted at the high school of Mouzinho da Silveira, in Portalegre, this place was a hostel. It was previously an annex of the convent of S. Brs, of which there are still some vestiges, namely the chapel. It also served as a headquarter when the peninsular wars were fought, but it was later named Penso 21. Jos Rgio rented a humble room and, as he needed mo...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=449539

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-70331-9
Barcode: 9781158703319
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LSN: 1-158-70331-7

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