One of the most extraordinary stories in European history is Portugal’s transformation from a small medieval kingdom in the shadow of its more powerful neighbour, Castile, into a leader in maritime exploration in the 15th century, and unchallengeable ruler of a vast and wealthy empire in and around the Indian Ocean throughout the 16th century. This book traces the course of Portugal’s rise and describes the fighting men who seized and held her African, Indian and Brazillian colonial possessions. It is illustrated with rare early drawings and paintings, detailed maps, photos of artefacts and fortresses, and meticulous colour plates of costume, arms and armour.
Autor(es): David Nicolle.
Editora: Osprey Publishing.
Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 2012.
N.º de páginas: 48.
Encadernação: Capa mole.