FGV Press: Book on formation of Brazilian state shortlisted for 9th ABEU Prize
The Brazilian Association of University Publishers (ABEU) is holding the award ceremony for the 9th ABEU Prize on Friday, November 17. FGV Press is a finalist in the Human Sciences category, based on the book “Império em disputa: coroa, oligarquia e povo na formação do Estado brasileiro (1823-1870)” (“Empire in dispute: Crown, oligarchy and people in the formation of the Brazilian state (1823-1870”).
Authored by professors Thiago Krause and Rodrigo Goyena Soares, the book is part of the “Por outra história do Brasil” (“Another history of Brazil”) collection. It analyzes the foundations of the Brazilian Empire, presenting a new historiographical overview of this period, aimed at both specialists and the wider reading public.
The book is arranged chronologically, analyzing the Empire’s political structuring process and the multiple challenges it experienced until it was consolidated, in symbiosis with coffee growing. It was a period of intense conflicts, in which material constraints, ideological trends, international pressures, regional divisions and mobilizations among the disenfranchised pushed the country in different directions, until a victorious project was achieved.
About the ABEU Prize
Every year, the ABEU Prize celebrates outstanding books published by Brazilian universities in the field of scientific and academic knowledge, as well as highlighting excellent examples of graphic design.
The aims are to encourage the quality of university publishing houses’ output and to promote technical and scientific production, encompassing both the excellence of the knowledge conveyed and the esthetic design of publications.
The award ceremony for the 9th ABEU Prize will be held on November 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Unibes Cultural Theater, 2500 Rua Oscar Freire, Sao Paulo.
Check out the FGV Press book shortlisted for the 9th ABEU Prize here.