When Prince Pedro proclaimed the independence of Brazil in 1822, he decided to keep Rio de Janeiro as the capital of his new empire. Rio continued as the capital of Brazil after 1889, when the monarchy was replaced by a republic. Until the early years of the 20th century, the city was largely limited to the neighbourhood now known as…
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- Eager to escape the stifling uniformity of his native city of Basel, Switzerland, Rudolph Burckhardt departed for New York in…
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