Sunday, May 27, 2007

Magisterial historian of Portugal

This guy was the uncle of my great great grandfather: Charles Boxer. Seems like he was an interesting character:

As Boxer discovered, the secret of Portugal's longevity as an imperial power was a singular record of repressive and obscurantist rule, aided and abetted by its historic alliance with Britain.
His range of themes, as exemplified in books such as Race Relations In The Portuguese Colonial Empire (1963) or Mary and Misogyny: Women In Iberian Expansion (1975), were early explorations of the themes of feminism and anti-racism...

I am not really one for family connections, but the an arresting person is undeniably interesting.


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