PRINCIPIA is a Portuguese publisher whose activity is focused on books and magazines on scientific and technical fields especially directed to scholars and to a continued training of top executives. It also makes editorial production for several organizations and keeps partnerships with institutions related to education and research.
The main areas of its publications are: Environment, Law, Economics and Management, Engineering, Essay, European Affairs, History, Literature, Media, Politics, International Relations, Health (Management of Healthcare Units), Sociology, Theology and Religion.
Along with the theological books published by Principia since its foundation at 1997, the publishing house catalogue has always included titles dedicated to the release of religious issues. This has created a growing and faithful demand that led the publishing house to the presentation, in September 2003, of a new imprint called a Lucerna.
Its main goal is not only to fulfill that demand but also to offer readers a choice of high quality religious books able to satisfy their spiritual needs in a serious but motivating way.
Since its birth at September of 2003, Lucerna presents authors such as Aura Miguel, a journalist at Rádio Renascença (Lisbon) accredited at the Vatican’s Press Room Office who followed the Pope John Paul II apostolic activities through all his pontificate and had often accompanied him throughout the world, or João César das Neves , PHD in Economy, author of several books and papers in the area of Economics and Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portuguese Catholic University), where he is also Chairman of Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais (Scientific Council of the Economics and Management School) and who has also written several books about its faith and his way of living God’s Word. Lucerna has already a high level of public recognition and stands in the publishing environment as a highly prestigious imprint.
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TITLES AVAILABLE FOR TRANSLATION
A ECONOMIA DE DEUS (sold Polish and French rights)
The author writes e series of reflections about how God and his Will may be conciliated with the different aspects of the present world of economics. Among other aspects, he writes about the fears of men, the relations between development and justice, the two faces of development, Economics as a field of sanctity, how Jesus Christ saw Economics, the role of businessmen, and the gratuitousness of heaven as opposed to the cost of the world.
JOÃO CÉSAR DAS NEVES has a PHD on Economics, is author of several books and papers in the area of Economics and Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University, where he is also Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Economics and Management School. He was also Chief Economical Advisor of the former Portuguese Prime-minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva and a researcher at the Bank of Portugal. The many books and papers he has published on Economics are specially focused in such areas as Economics dynamics, the study of the development process, business cycles and business ethics. Periodicist at Diário de Notícias (the daily reference Lisbon newspaper), NEVES is a member of several catholic organizations (namely, the Portuguese Comission for Justice and Peace) and a very well know fiction writer in Portugal.