Tropical Versailles Empire, Monarchy, and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821
This text tells of the only European empire to relocate its capital to the New World. In 1807, to escape an invading Napoleonic army, the Portuguese Prince Regent and 10,000 functionaries set sail for Brazil. Following the transfer of the court, Rio de Janeiro, became a "tropical Versailles".
Schultz, Kirsten, "Tropical Versailles Empire, Monarchy, and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821" (2001). Department of History Publications. 26.