Awards & Winners

Gilberto Freyre

Date of Birth 15-March-1900
Place of Birth Recife
(Brazil, Pernambuco, Northeast Region, Brazil)
Nationality Brazil
Also know as Gilberto de Mello Freyre
Profession Writer, Politician
Gilberto de Mello Freyre was a Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian, writer, painter, journalist and congressman, born in Recife, Northeast Brazil. He is commonly associated with other great Brazilian cultural interpreters of the first half of the 20th century, such as Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and Caio Prado Júnior. His best-known work is a sociological treatise named Casa-Grande & Senzala. Two sequels followed, The Mansions and the Shanties: the making of modern Brazil and Order and Progress: Brazil from monarchy to republic. The trilogy is generally considered a classic of modern cultural anthropology and social history, although it is not without its critics.

Awards by Gilberto Freyre

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Honored for : Masters and the slaves