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The Hidden History of Capoeira: A Collision of Cultures in the Brazilian Battle Dance (review)

The Hidden History of Capoeira: A Collision of Cultures in the Brazilian Battle Dance (review) Luso-Brazilian Review 48:1 is incomplete as far as Fausto's own scholarly work is concerned and makes no attempt to include reviews or prefaces, much less Fausto's voluminous contributions to the non-academic press. It complements an earlier interview, published in José Geraldo Vinci de Moraes and José Marcio Rego's Conversas com historiadores brasileiros (2002), including by providing the first account I have encountered of Fausto's near-brush with the torturers of Operação Bandeirantes in 1970, which makes for chilling reading. Contemporary politics are addressed only allusively or in passing, due in part, no doubt, to the book's copublication by the publishing arm of a political party of which Fausto has long been critical. Leituras críticas sobre Boris Fausto should be of great interest to readers in Brazil (its target audience) and to specialists abroad. It is deserving of a place in the libraries of historians of modern Brazil and on the reading lists of graduate students in the field. Perhaps from the latter group might finally emerge someone willing, able, and sufficiently funded to translate one or more of this great historian's great works into English. James P. Woodard Montclair State University Talmon-Chvaicer, Maya. The Hidden History of Capoeira: A http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Luso-Brazilian Review University of Wisconsin Press

The Hidden History of Capoeira: A Collision of Cultures in the Brazilian Battle Dance (review)

Luso-Brazilian Review , Volume 48 (1) – Jun 9, 2011

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Luso-Brazilian Review 48:1 is incomplete as far as Fausto's own scholarly work is concerned and makes no attempt to include reviews or prefaces, much less Fausto's voluminous contributions to the non-academic press. It complements an earlier interview, published in José Geraldo Vinci de Moraes and José Marcio Rego's Conversas com historiadores brasileiros (2002), including by providing the first account I have encountered of Fausto's near-brush with the torturers of Operação Bandeirantes in 1970, which makes for chilling reading. Contemporary politics are addressed only allusively or in passing, due in part, no doubt, to the book's copublication by the publishing arm of a political party of which Fausto has long been critical. Leituras críticas sobre Boris Fausto should be of great interest to readers in Brazil (its target audience) and to specialists abroad. It is deserving of a place in the libraries of historians of modern Brazil and on the reading lists of graduate students in the field. Perhaps from the latter group might finally emerge someone willing, able, and sufficiently funded to translate one or more of this great historian's great works into English. James P. Woodard Montclair State University Talmon-Chvaicer, Maya. The Hidden History of Capoeira: A

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Luso-Brazilian ReviewUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jun 9, 2011

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