Euclides da Cunha

Euclides da Cunha was a Brazilian writer, sociologist, and engineer, best known for his book 'Os Sertões' (Rebellion in the Backlands), which is a detailed account of the War of Canudos in the late 19th century.

Books

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  1. 1. Rebellion In The Backlands

    This book offers a detailed and vivid account of the War of Canudos, a significant peasant revolt that took place in the late 19th century in the Brazilian backlands. Through a blend of historical documentation and narrative, the text explores the socio-political conditions that led to the uprising, the charismatic leadership of Antônio Conselheiro, and the brutal suppression of the rebellion by the Brazilian government. The author delves into the geography, culture, and lives of the backland inhabitants, providing a deep analysis of the conflict as a reflection of the broader struggles within Brazilian society. This work is not only a historical account but also a profound commentary on the themes of civilization versus barbarism, social injustice, and the complexities of national identity.

    The 1610th Greatest Book of All Time