Rocha Pombo, Francisco

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Rocha Pombo, Francisco


Born 1853; died 1933. Brazilian historian, one of the founders of the liberal-positivist school in Brazilian historiography.

Rocha Pombo considered the geographic environment to be the main determining factor in history. He supported a liberal bourgeois republic and devoted much of his attention to describing antimonarchical movements and the struggle of the Indians against the colonists. He acknowledged the inevitability of revolutions, which were, in his opinion, determined by the development of both the forces of nature and social contradictions. Rocha Pombo was sympathetic toward the October Revolution of 1917 and opposed imperialist intervention in Soviet Russia.


Historia do Brazil, vols. 1–13. Rio de Janeiro, 1905 et al.
In Russian translation:
lstoriia Brazilii. Moscow, 1962.
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