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Order and Progress - Brazil from Monarchy to Republic (English, Portuguese, Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,051
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Order and Progress - Brazil from Monarchy to Republic (English, Portuguese, Hardcover): Gilberto Freyre

Order and Progress - Brazil from Monarchy to Republic (English, Portuguese, Hardcover)

Gilberto Freyre

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This sequel to The Masters and the Slaves (1956) and The Mansions and the Shanties (1963) encompasses the period in Brazil's history from the 1870's emancipation and the peaceful replacement of the "Empire" with the Republic through World War I. On political matters Freyre tends to be superficial and astigmatic, pardoning the Republic because it preserved the "unique Brazilian tradition" of "order," and imputing the virtues of "patriarchal" society to authoritarian political rule. As with Freyre's earlier works, it is the socio-cultural specifics which compensate for the old-fashioned methodology. His rather literary narrative conveys street sounds, architectural currents, linguistic innovations, hairdress fetishism, musical fashions, influential cocottes and Positivist intellectuals, as well as interracial mores, sanitary progress, and perceptions of Europe and the U.S. This is the francophile, somewhat fluid climate which produced Machado de Assis. Some of Freyre's emphases and sympathies seem to derive from his seventy-year identification with the city of Recife. He makes extensive use of 300 replies to questionnaires he circulated in the '40's and '50's, as well as tangible period pieces. Educational systems and religious institutions are scrutinized in particularly fresh and valuable detail. The book's chief merit, accordingly, is its well-flavored reconstruction of a complicated and sophisticated town-and-city culture; demand should equal that for the two earlier studies. (Kirkus Reviews)


Imprint: Greenwood Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 1980
First published: June 1980
Authors: Gilberto Freyre
Dimensions: 230mm (L)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 300
ISBN-13: 978-0-313-22363-1
Languages: English • Portuguese
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-313-22363-7
Barcode: 9780313223631

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