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The Emperor's Beard : Dom Pedro II and His Tropical Monarchy in Brazil
by Schwarcz, Lilia Moritz

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How Brazil created a European-style monarchy in the New World--and why its influence has endured
In the early nineteenth century, when the rest of Latin America was in a tumult of revolutions that established republics throughout the continent. Brazilians celebrated Dom Pedro II as their emperor and rightful leader. Paradoxically, this quasi-European royal figure--son of the king who had sought refuge in Rio de Janeiro from the Napoleanic armies conquering Portugal--came to symbolize much of what was modern and specifically Brazilian about his people. And when in 1889 Pedro fled into exile and Brazil, too, became a republic, many of the symbols of his royal power were incorporated into new structures of meaning in the new Brazil. Why was this so?
Lilia Moritz Schwarcz's innovative, exciting work blends politics, anthropology, cultural studies, and art history to show how this strange amalgam of European monarchy and New World innovation was invented and sustained." The Emperor's Beard" explores the world of Dom Pedro's court--its rituals, icons, racial features, art, and politics--and delineates for us the means and processes whereby the Brazilian empire took shape. Indeed, as Schwarz shows, the social and political meaning of Dom Pedro's court continues to affect the Brazilian imagination today. This is a scintillating, surprising work of real historical and cultural importance.

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Emperor's Beard: Dom Pedro II and His Tropical Monarchy in BrazilEmperor's Beard: Dom Pedro II and His Tropical Monarchy in Brazil (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2004
Publisher: Hill and Wang, 2003. Thick octavo. First printing.
Price: $39.50
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Notes: Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. The Americas: South America; Biography. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California.
The Emperor's Beard: Dom Pedro II and the Tropical Monarchy of BrazilThe Emperor's Beard: Dom Pedro II and the Tropical Monarchy of Brazil (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2004
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Price: $81.73
Seller: MYBOOKSnME, MIAMI GARDENS, FL, USA
Description: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 464 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: Good.
Notes: HARDCOVER BOOK (AMB061219) ISBN#9780809042197 THIS BOOK HAS NO PAGES WITH Writing, Highlight, Notes, Names, Marker s Marks, and/Under-lining in the text block pages? (NO). Back and front cover (good condition) Dust Jacket (good condition), Book block (Good condition), Water damaged (NONE) CD Including (NO). Signed (no)
 
 
 
 

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Overview

How Brazil created a European-style monarchy in the New World--and why its influence has endured
In the early nineteenth century, when the rest of Latin America was in a tumult of revolutions that established republics throughout the continent. Brazilians celebrated Dom Pedro II as their emperor and rightful leader. Paradoxically, this quasi-European royal figure--son of the king who had sought refuge in Rio de Janeiro from the Napoleanic armies conquering Portugal--came to symbolize much of what was modern and specifically Brazilian about his people. And when in 1889 Pedro fled into exile and Brazil, too, became a republic, many of the symbols of his royal power were incorporated into new structures of meaning in the new Brazil. Why was this so?
Lilia Moritz Schwarcz's innovative, exciting work blends politics, anthropology, cultural studies, and art history to show how this strange amalgam of European monarchy and New World innovation was invented and sustained." The Emperor's Beard" explores the world of Dom Pedro's court--its rituals, icons, racial features, art, and politics--and delineates for us the means and processes whereby the Brazilian empire took shape. Indeed, as Schwarz shows, the social and political meaning of Dom Pedro's court continues to affect the Brazilian imagination today. This is a scintillating, surprising work of real historical and cultural importance.

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  • PID: 16969255465
  • ISBN-13: 9780809042197
  • Publisher: Hill & Wang
  • Seller: Pioneer Book
    Description: Minor wear to cover. Some shelf wear. Binding is tight. Clean pages. No notes, highlighting, underlining. Satisfaction guaranteed.
    Condition: Good