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Naslednik Norvezhskiy

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Re: Books on Iberian royalty
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2010, 01:32:42 PM »
Thank you, Lecen! I have read about Pedro II online and shall now definately read some of the books about him. I am fascinated both by his extraordinary personality and wise rule and the "tropical monarchy" he was part of. So fascinating that the Brazilian Empire was not just the greatest monarchy in the New World, but also seems to have created an extensive peerage.

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Re: Books on Iberian royalty
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2010, 05:13:35 PM »
Not really.

The nobility in Brazil was very small and much smaller when compared to European standards. Since nobilitiy in Brazil was not hereditary and it was granted according to merit, and not family status, we do not have "claimants" to any nobility titles in Brazil nowadays.

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« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2010, 08:29:55 PM »
Not really.

The nobility in Brazil was very small and much smaller when compared to European standards. Since nobilitiy in Brazil was not hereditary and it was granted according to merit, and not family status, we do not have "claimants" to any nobility titles in Brazil nowadays.

That is correct. Here in Brazil, we used to be Portugal's colony, and after our Independence, we only had two Emperors (D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II), and then we became a Republic. We still have some survivors, some people who still uses the name of "Count", or "Baron", but nothing legal. Actually, we have some claimants of the brazilian throne, but that's nothing that concern us, really, they won't get to the throne. They are the descendants of Isabel de Braganza, daughter of D. Pedro II, and her husband, Count D'Eu, and they use titles as "Prince of Orleans and Braganza". The most famous princess here is Paola de Orleans and Braganza. if you want some information, there's a good website:

http://www.monarquia.org.br/
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Re: Books on Iberian royalty
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2014, 01:39:23 PM »
Is there a (photo-)book about King Miguel of Portugal, Queen-in-exile Adelheid and their Family?

I adore the Infantas Marie Therese (Archduchess of Austria) and Marie Jose (Duchess in Bavaria)

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Re: Books on Iberian royalty
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2014, 05:13:33 PM »
Unfortunaltely no.

History is made by the winners and D. Miguel is one of the losers.

We never had a proper exhibition on D.Miguel which certainly would have produced some books.

The best book on D.Miguel belongs to a collection publishe a few years ago on every King of Portugal.

http://www.circuloleitores.pt/catalogo/1018728/d-miguel

For D. Adelaide and her children's photos you would have to be fortunate (and "fortuné") enough to have "Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil", a 3 huge books work (to which is added the "Armorial Lusitano" ) by Afonso Zuquete.

"Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" traces the history of every king and queen of Portugal and the Brazilian Emperors, as well as every holder of titles created in Portugal and Brazil. Be prepared to pay from € 300.00.
"Armorial Lusitano" traces every family family name with coat of arms.

http://www.portuguesaebrasileira.com/nobreza.html

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Re: Books on Iberian royalty
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2016, 12:27:53 PM »
Is there a (photo-)book about King Miguel of Portugal, Queen-in-exile Adelheid and their Family?

I adore the Infantas Marie Therese (Archduchess of Austria) and Marie Jose (Duchess in Bavaria)

You posted a year ago but may be you still visit this site.

Bearing in mind you adore Infantas Maria Teresa and Maria José I recommend Das Familien Album von Kaiser Karl und Kaiserin Zita.

Its is only in German but has a lot of photos of the Bragança sisters as they related to the Habsburg Imperial family.

http://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/das-familienalbum-von-kaiser-karl/buch/9783800036264

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Re: Books on Iberian royalty
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2016, 12:41:10 PM »
And a bio on Queen D.Maria Pia by Sabrina Pollock was published last year.

https://www.amazon.com/Maria-Queen-Portugal-Sabrina-Pollock/dp/0985460377

Oddly, it was not yet translated to portuguese, nor have I seen it on sale in any portuguese bookshop.

Has someone bought/read the book ?