Latin American Report - Volume 22, Issue 1_2, 2006
Volume 22, Issue 1_2, 2006
Author Roger HamiltonSource: Latin American Report 22, pp 161 –162 (2006)More Less
The Paraguayan harp is a kind of musical living fossil. Like the coelacanth, a fish that has barely changed since the Carboniferous period 360 million years ago, this graceful construction of wood and 36 strings journeyed to Paraguay from Spain in 1517, and has remained true to its original form.
History of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 1927-1993, Tom Wheeler (Ed.) : book reviewAuthor Keith CampbellSource: Latin American Report 22, pp 174 –176 (2006)More Less
Incredible as it may seem, this is the first official history of a South African government department (ministry) ever to be published. For that reason alone, it is a valuable and important work. That the department concerned is Foreign Affairs makes this a work of interest and importance abroad as well as at home.
Source: Latin American Report 22, pp 177 –178 (2006)More Less
Vozes do porto, Memória e história oral, Thiesen, Icléia; Barros, Luitgarde Oliveira Cavalcanti; Santana, Marco Aurélio (Eds.) : book reviewSource: Latin American Report 22 (2006)More Less
Voices from the harbour; Memory and oral history would be the title of this book in English. It is a collection of well researched essays by academics / researchers who co-operated in a research project entitled Memória e história dos bairros do Rio de Janeiro ('Memory and history of Rio de Janeiro's suburbs'), which formed part of the 'Memory and Space' research field initiated by the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Uni-Rio (specifically in the History Department and Centre of Human Sciences). The research team collected testimonials of current and former inhabitants of three of Rio's harbour suburbs (Saúde, Gamboa and Santo Cristo). From 1998, researchers from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), of the Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and of the Centre for History and Diplomatic Documentation (CHDD) of the Ministry of External Relations joined the project. This book is the result of this joint project. It comprises 11 chapters in a true interdisciplinary co-operation effort, sweeping from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, to architecture, town planning, information science and museology.
Embassies and Consulates of Latin American, Iberian and Lusophone countries represented in the Republic of South AfricaSource: Latin American Report 22, pp 180 –182 (2006)More Less
Embassies and consulates of the Republic of South Africa in Latin America, Iberian Peninsula and Lusophone countries in AfricaSource: Latin American Report 22, pp 182 –183 (2006)More Less