The Last Old Place

The Last Old Place

A Search Through Portugal

Book - 1992
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A look at Portugal through the eyes of two aging gentlemen discusses the country's history, its contributions to the modern world, its colonies around the world, its country fare, its people, and its landscape

Blackwell North Amer
Discover the land that discovered the world and was forgotten by it. Author Datus Proper looks for the good old things in this least-known corner of Europe. This is the account of his search through Portugal, afoot and by car, for caravels, windmills, noble savages, nymphs, brave cows, wild lavender, ripe figs, strawberries, green wine, a castle with a knight, and a perfect loaf of bread.
Portugal is at the very edge of the Old World - Iberian but not Spanish, Latin but not Mediterranean, cosmopolitan but not crowded. In an age of common currencies and fast trains, this small country remains delimited by regions, some of them wild and hilly. Datus Proper reveals this place where time is all jumbled together, where heroes battle, where people live as they always have in villages far from roads, and where little ships discover new worlds for the world.

Baker
& Taylor

A look at Portugal through the eyes of two aging gentlemen discusses the country's history, its contributions to the modern world, its colonies around the world, its country fare, its people, and its landscape. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780671782269
0671782266
Branch Call Number: 914.6904 PROPE
Characteristics: 254 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Notes: "A Destinations book."

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