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History of Portugal  __ "Portugal is a European nation whose origins go back to the Early Middle Ages. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it ascended to the status of a world power during Europe's "Age of Discovery" as it built up a vast empire including possessions in South America, Africa, and Asia...."  an encyclopedic article along with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Portugal

History of Portugal __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Portugal." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxportugal.htm

History of Portugal __ "Information on Portuguese History: The Celtic beginnings, the Roman and Moorish invasions, the Age of Discovery, to the European Union." - illustrated - From golisbon.com - http://www.golisbon.com/culture/history.html

History of Portugal Highlights __ "The history of Portugal is filled with tales of conquest, exploration, and political instability. Portugal was established as an independent kingdom in 1143 after being taken from the Muslims..."  A brief look at Portugal's history. - From lisbon-and-portugal.com - http://www.lisbon-and-portugal.com/travel/history-of-portugal.html


History of Portugal - Key facts & dates in Portuguese history __ "Looking back through Portuguese history one can see that life has not been easy for this small country of only 10 million inhabitants, and yet they have much to be proud of. It was colonised by the Romans, overrun by northern warriors such as the Goths and Visigoths, and then dominated for so long, as were the Spanish, by the Moorish invasions,..."  A brief overview and timeline for the history of Portugal. - From howtobooks.co.uk - http://www.howtobooks.co.uk/abroad/portugal/history.asp  

History of Portugal: Primary Documents - EuroDocs __ Click-to-read documents and resources about Portugal history. - From byu.edu - http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Portugal:_Primary_Documents

The history of the Republic of Portugal __ Click-to-read articles about various aspects of Portugal's history. - From hartford-hwp.com - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/62/index-e.html

Portugal a brief history of the Country __ "An informative brief collection of information about the History of Portugal." - illustrated - From Thomas J. Sullivan, MA - http://www.geocities.com/Paris/4118/history.htm   

Portugal: History __ You will find an overview of the history of Portugal along with links to a lot of additional information about Portugal. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0860493.html


Portugal - History __ "Portugal derives its name from ancient Portus Cale (now Oporto), at the mouth of the Douro River, where the Portuguese monarchy began."  A general look at Portuguese history. - From nationsencyclopedia.com - http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Portugal-HISTORY.html

Portugal History __ "The Iberian Peninsula has been occupied for around 500,000 years. Paleolithic art dating back 22,000 years has been discovered on rocks in the Vale do Côa. About 5500 BC Neolithic fortified hilltop villages appeared in the lower Tagus valley..."  An engaging version of Portugal's history. - From loneyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/portugal/history

Portugal History __ A brief look at the history of Portugal.  For more detailed information, simply click "more history. - From historycentral.com - http://www.historycentral.com/NationbyNation/Portugal/History1.html

Portugal - History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations __ General history, legal and political history along with history of Portugal's educational system. - From Net Industries - http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/1230/Portugal.html

Portugal > History and Events > Date Table __ An extended timeline of Portuguese history covering 13 periods of Portugal's history.  You will also find a list of rulers and presidents. - From c-portugal.com - http://c-portugal.com/history-periods.htm


Portuguese history - the history of Portugal __ Small collection of resources. - From about.com - http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/portugal/Portugal.htm

Portugal and Portuguese History __ You will find the history of Portugal from Roman times, the arrival of the Moors and the age of exploration up to the present day. - illustrated - From soccerphile.com - http://www.soccerphile.com/soccerphile/port2004/culture/history.html   

Timeline: Portugal __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events in Portugal history. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1101811.stm 

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Portugal __ "From the Golden Age of Discovery to the Inquisition, Portugese Jewry went from the heights of wealth and success to the depths of anguish and despair. The history of Portugese Jewry is like that of many other places, where success and sadness go hand in hand."  A history of the Jewish People and their relationship with Portugal. - From jewishvirtuallibrary.org - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Portugal.html


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