Essays Tagged: "Portugal"

The Mission

the Jesuits to leave. The Spanish allowed them to take care of the matter to prove that. Spain and Portugal had negotiated the treaty of Tordesillias. In this treaty the two countries split the weste ... s treaty the two countries split the western world into two parts where Spain can have one half and Portugal the other. In the newer version of the treaty, the line that split the land was moved in fa ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

What are the main contrasts to be found in Portugal?

When answering a question such as this, one must primarily begin by pointing out that not only does Portugal have a great many contrasts within its land, but also that it contrasts greatly with the ot ... ntrasts within its land, but also that it contrasts greatly with the other Mediterranean countries. Portugal is not to be considered by any means as Spain's poor neighbour, nor should a shadow be cast ...

(8 pages) 63 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Queen Isabella

know as Queen Isabella of Castile. Her father wasJohn II of Castile and her mother was Isabella of Portugal.Her marriage was a politically arranged marriage. What I mean by this isthat it wasn't a ma ...

(6 pages) 66 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Age of Exploration and Expansion. Question: Discuss the motives and discoveries of the 16th century voyages of exploration.

ke today. There was much competition for land rights. The main land disputes were between Spain and Portugal.The Spanish monarchy was stronger than ever before and in a position to support foreign ven ... n a position to support foreign ventures; it could bear the costs and dangers of exploration. But, "Portugal situated on the extreme southwestern edge of the European continent, got the start on the r ...

(4 pages) 222 0 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

This is an essay on drugs and the legalization of them. It was turned in and convinced many of those to whom I had presented it to.

abolish as to bend the usage of drugs. Look at countries such as... The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Switzerland have all ventured down the legalizing drugs and have made it almost imposs ...

(5 pages) 131 2 3.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Comparison between Half-Caste by John Agard and Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan by Moniza Alvi

1977 this was at early adulthood. His parents were mixed of race, his father black and mother from Portugal but was born in Guyana.The author of Presents Form My Aunts In Pakistan, Moniza Alvi moved ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

The Introduction of the Inquisition in Spain in the 15th Century.

tury. The Jews were first expelled from Spain in 1492, and later in the 15th century, expelled from Portugal in 1496. When given the choice of between conversion or death, many Jews chose conversion. ... ning of ethnic cleansing on the Iberian peninsula, which continued for the Jews four years later in Portugal, and in Spain this continued a decade years later with the expulsion of the Muslims.

(5 pages) 82 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Business Climate and Market of Spain

ain occupies the majority of the Iberian Peninsula. The country is bordered to the North by France, Portugal to the east and the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea to the west and south. This locati ...

(5 pages) 113 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

Compare the roles of the army, the church and the syndicates (or unions) in Spain and Portugal during their respective dictatorships

Spain and Portugal have always shared a similar history, especially during the 19th century.Soon after the Fir ... similar history, especially during the 19th century.Soon after the First World War, both Spain and Portugal had a violent and long revolution followed by a right-wing dictatorship.Many are the simila ... dictator.During this era, a new form of army and secret police was created; this was called ( ).In Portugal, the coup was organised by right-wing army officers.As in Spain, the leader power was conce ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Biography of Ferdinand Magellan (plus some extra review questions!!)

Biography of Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan was born in a noble family in Operto, Portugal in 1480, which was twelve years before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. He atte ... when sailing. In 1492, when Magellan was twelve years old, he went to court as page to the queen of Portugal, Queen Leonora. Even though he lost both his parents in his young age, he refused to become ... which marked the beginnings of a profitable trade in cinnamon and nutmeg. Magellan then returned to Portugal in 1512, and was promoted as captain for his heroism. He was sent in 1513 to fight the Moor ...

(5 pages) 32 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Christopher Columbus

Columbus was in his twenties, he joined other exporting fleets, traveling around Spain, to England, Portugal, the Mediterranean Sea, and to West Africa (see Appendix B). In his youth he wanted to find ... hen he became a sailor. During his youthful sailing days, his ship was sunk by pirates on a trip to Portugal (Parry, 344)!. He took refuge in Portugal where he was left poor. After his youth days had ...

(9 pages) 176 2 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Persuasive essay- Maintaining the Drinking Age

pain it's 16. In New Zealand it's 18. In the United States it's 21, and in places such as China and Portugal there isn't one at all. But what is this I'm talking about? It's the legal drinking ages of ...

(2 pages) 161 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

King Affonso I of Congo - His life, Accomplishments, and Importance of his Anti-slavery work

pletely destroying his country through depopulation. Consequently, he sent a letter to King John of Portugal in 1526, outlining his hopes to eradicate Portugese influence upon his country. Ultimately, ... the forerunner in the abolition of slavery, all of which was outlined in his letter to King John of Portugal. King Affonso I of Congo, known as the "people's king," was a man who saw his countr ...

(4 pages) 53 1 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

East Timor Oil Crisis Synopsis

In the 16th century the island of Timor was owned in the west by the Netherlands and in the east by Portugal. When Indonesia became independent, the western half of Timor became part of Indonesia. ... erves in the area, this was information which they knew and kept to themselves. In 1974, the Portugal dictatorship of East Timor was overthrown and a new Portuguese government was created, incl ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues


he history of Brazil will be discussed.Brazil was discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral in the name of Portugal on April 22, 1500. During the 1530's colonists from Portugal began to settle in Brazil and ... rted establishing large sugar cane plantations. "Brazilian sugar, sold in Europe, brought wealth to Portugal."(Galloway) Large settlements like Recife, Salvador, and Sao Vicente were created and the P ...

(6 pages) 58 0 1.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Portugal versus Bulgaria: To what extent do they share vocal characteristics focusing on the songs of Dulce Pontes and Pirin vocal music.

orld music. This was the great influence on the music I chose for this piece of research. I live in Portugal therefore it is inevitable that I came in contact with one singer in particular - Dulce Pon ... I came in contact with one singer in particular - Dulce Pontes. This singer is currently famous in Portugal for her strong and beautiful, soulful interpretation of Fado. Her singing has often been ca ...

(14 pages) 41 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

This is a persuasive paper on lowering the drinking age

ght-teen. In Spain, France, Germany, and Italy the drinking age is six-teen. Moreover, in China and Portugal there is no drinking age at all. All of those countries have a lower drinking age then the ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Contribution to European Expansion

. Bartholomew Dias reached the Cape of Good Hope at the south end of Africa in 1487 and returned to Portugal with the news. Vasco da Gama reached the Swahili Coast of East Africa on his way to India. ... he news. Vasco da Gama reached the Swahili Coast of East Africa on his way to India. He returned to Portugal with spices from India. In 1494, the Spanish and the Portuguese signed a treaty to divide t ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Economic and Social Importance of Tourism: Australia.

d only 1.4 per cent of the OECD total, placing Australia on a par with countries such as Sweden and Portugal but eight to ten times below the level of the United States, Italy or France.A 1981-82 surv ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Submarino.Com: The Challenges of B2C E-Commerce in Latin America.

, etc.). The company is headquartered in Brazil with virtual stores in Argentina, Mexico, Spain and Portugal. was launched in June 1999 by Antonio Bonchristiano. Bonchristiano obtained b ... 99 and September 2000, launched online stores in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and is challenged with achieving aggressive sales targets set by investors in 200 ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > E-commerce