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The Quintas of Madeira and Portugal today - a socio-political reflection
- Jun 10, 2008 - 10:42:16 AM
Quintas in Madeira and Portugal have undergone many changes in their socio-political status over the centuries. The importance of the Quinta as an important cultural icon of Portugal has seen a resurgence recently and many efforts have been made to recoup what little has been left intact. We provide a small introduction into its socio-politico past in this article.
What is a "Quinta"?
- Jun 10, 2008 - 10:20:33 AM
Quintas have become important jewels of Portuguese heritage and culture. For a long time, however, Madeira and Portugal struggled to identify with these "tokens" of a sometimes very difficult feudal and aristocratic past. Only recently have authorities undertaken efforts to preserve what was left of this precious manifestation of cultural treasure.
Winston Churchill in Madeira
- Jun 6, 2008 - 10:29:53 AM
In the vein of following some of the more distinguished visitors to Madeira we take a retrospective look at Winston Churchill, the man and the traveler from the particular point of view of his relationship to and with Madeira.
The conflicting reports on the discovery of Madeira: An Introduction
- May 13, 2007 - 4:53:21 PM
Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Castilians and Portuguese alike lay claim to "first discovery" of the island. Records show that, indeed, the Portuguese were not the first to find the islands. But that depends on what "first discovery" means and what socio-economic forces were in place at the time to make such a claim....