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Author Cunha, Euclides da, 1866-1909.

Uniform Title Sertões. English
Title Backlands : the Canudos Campaign / Euclides da Cunha ; translated by Elizabeth Lowe ; introduction by Ilan Stavans.

Imprint New York : Penguin Books 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  981.05 C914b 2010    ---  Available
Description xl, 513 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Language Translated from Portuguese.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chronology -- Timetable: The Canudos Campaign -- Backlands : the Canudos Campaign -- pt. 1. The land -- Man -- pt. 2. The battle -- The battle begins -- Trapped at Mount Cambaio -- The Moreira Cesar expedition -- The fourth expedition -- A new phase of the battle -- Last days.
Summary Written by a former army lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's vivid and poignant portrayal of Brazil's infamous War of Canudos. The deadliest civil war in Brazilian history, the conflict during the 1890s was between the government and the village of Canudos in the northeastern state of Bahia, which had been settled by 30,000 followers of the religious zealot Antonio Conselheiro. Far from just an objective retelling, da Cunha's story shows both the significance of this event and the complexities of Brazilian society. -- Back cover.
Subject Brazil -- History -- Canudos Campaign, 1893-1897.
Added Author Lowe, Elizabeth, 1947-
Stavans, Ilan.
ISBN 9780143106074

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