Villa de Paraty, by Cassio Ramos Mohallem Cotrim

This book on your bookshelf will gain the status of a mandatory stop on the roadmap of Brazil's main historical and cultural sites. An invaluable and indispensable work.
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Paraty is a Brazilian historical city located at the southern end of the bay of Angra dos Reis, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The city is considered to be of National Historical Heritage and it preserves its innumerable natural and architectural charms. Throughout the pages of this book, we see that, although it emerged in the seventeenth century, Paraty today is almost a whole city that developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries following an urbanist model of the late eighteenth century.

This book is the most profound study ever published on the city, using abundant iconography and previously unpublished documents. One of these documents discovered by the author, for example, which shows the location of the primitive square of the Matrix, the Church of Our Lady of Remedies, proves that the date of foundation of the city is not 1667, as was believed until now, but 1660.

In its beginnings, the city had great economic importance due to sugarcane mills (it had more than 250), being considered synonymous with good brandy. In the eighteenth century, it stood out as an important port through which riches flowed from the Minas Gerais, gold and precious stones that embarked for Portugal. The construction of a new road of the Estrada Real, ending directly in Rio de Janeiro, led the city to great economic isolation.

This fact was what preserved it almost frozen in time and guaranteed the historical highlight. Another important characteristic of Paraty is the realization of several cultural events. The most acclaimed and celebrated is the International Literary Festival of Parati (FLIP).

Product Details:
It weighs: 1.13 kg (2.5 lb)
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Capivara, 2012
Language: Bilingual
Dimensions: 23.5 x 19 cm (9.3 x 7.5 in)

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