Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of Lisbon: A Biography by Magda Pinheiro, translated by Mario Pereira.
A captivating history of the city of Lisbon through its most remarkable moments, monuments, traditions, and legends. Throughout the pages of this highly original and meticulously researched book, we follow the rich and fascinating history of Lisbon—European capital city and cosmopolitan metropolis—from its legendary founding by Ulysses to the present day. Pinheiro covers the city’s most remarkable moments, such as the conquest of Lisbon, the age of discoveries, the great earthquake of 1755, the departure of the royal court for Brazil, the Liberal revolts, the Estado Novo, Carnation Revolution, and Expo ’98. Lisbon abounds with episodes that shaped the history of this vibrant port city, accounts of everyday life, and tales about neighborhoods and streets where we can still discover traces of the past. This amply illustrated and engaging book makes the seductively enchanting city of Lisbon come to life.
Lisbon: A Biography was the winner of the Prémio Máxima Special Jury Prize (2012).
Magda Pinheiro is a senior researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) and retired full professor at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Mario Pereira is Executive Editor of Tagus Press in the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Publication of this book was made possible in part by a grant from the Luso-American Development \Foundation (FLAD).
To purchase Lisbon: A Biography, please visit the UMass Press website by clicking here.