Portugal, 1001 Sights

Portugal, 1001 Sights: An Archaeological and Historical Guide is for the traveller/reader who wants to learn more about Portugal in its historical context. Use it as a field manual to see all you can of the ancient heritage and as a handy reference if you cannot visit the sites but wish to know more of what Portugal has to offer than can be found in other travel books.

This unique archaeological and historical guidebook introduces the reader and the traveller to the foundations of the modern state from the earliest period down to mediaeval times and includes maps and photographs. Historical sites are identified, described and located in relation to their historical period and guides are provided to their in situ remains. Travel with the authors to visit Paleolithic rupestrian paintings, ancient Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age fortified villages, tombs (dolmens, tholos, cists), Celtic (Iron Age) settlements or castros, Roman towns, villas and necropoli, Paleo-Christian churches and cemeteries, and Moslem castles.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Portugal, 1001 Sights 1
Contents 8
Acknowledgements 12
Maps 14
Preface 16
Introduction 18
Geography 20
Part One: Historical Background 24
1. Paleolithic Period 26
2. Mesolithic Period 27
3. Neolithic Period 28
4. Megalithic Structures 29
5. Chalcolithic Period or Copper Age 31
6. Bronze Age 32
7. Pre-Roman Iron Age Peoples 33
8. Phoenicians and Greeks 38
9. Roman Lusitania 39
10. Barbarian Tribes 46
11. Early Christian and Visigothic Art and Architecture 47
12. Moslem Conquest and Christian Reconquest 48
13. Birth of the Nation 49
14. Luso-Jewish Communities 50
15. Ceramic Material 52
16. Chronological Table 54
17. Conclusion 54
Part Two: Sites and Sights 56
Administrative Districts 58
Sources of information, Conventions 58
Northern Portugal 60
Central Portugal 108
Southern Portugal 148
Suggested Routes 180
Glossary 190
A 190
B 190
C 190
G 191
F 191
E 191
D 191
P 192
O 192
N 192
M 192
J 192
I 192
H 192
Z 193
V 193
T 193
S 193
R 193
Q 193
Bibliography 194
Index of Towns and Villages 198
A 198
C 199
B 199
L 200
J 200
I 200
H 200
G 200
F 200
E 200
D 200
O 201
N 201
M 201
P 202
Q 202
R 202
S 202
T 203
V 203
Z 203