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History of Portuguese Culture

Code 13153
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cultura
Entry requirements There is not.
Mode of delivery Theoretical and practical
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes 1.Knowledge of the most important topics of Portuguese culture;
2.Develop practical work written;
3.Demonstrate ability in oral presentation of the work indicated in the preceding;
4.Demonstrate critical capacity to any issue of Portuguese culture.

The vastness of the chronological scale and of the artistic and spiritual issues implied, imposes some options. It is possible to take, however, some liberties, which highlight, of course, the most interesting topics: The school, books, libraries and the university; the discoveries; the productive culture; the humanism and reform; Sebastianism; António Vieira and utopia; Pombal, enlightenment and academicism, liberalism and romanticism, Generation of Seventy; the option of Republican opposition and culture to the present day. It is evident that, at the end of the course, it is possible an overview of Portuguese culture.

1.The questions of historiography and the concepts of culture and civilization.
2.The Portuguese identity: unity and diversity.
3.Administrative and demographic developments in Portugal.
4.The first spaces and expressions of Portuguese culture.
5.Dimensions of the Renaissance and Reform in Portugal: Humanism and Erasmism and Inquisition in Portugal; Gil Vicente, Frei Heitor Pinto and Luís de Camões.
6.D. Sebastian and Sebastianism.
7.Padre Antonio Vieira and the "Fifth Empire."
8.The Pombalism, the Enlightenment and the Encyclopedism.
9.The Portuguese Liberalism and the Romanticism in Portugal.
10.New ideas: The generation of the seventies of the nineteenth century.
11.The Republicanism.
12.Modernism and other avant-garde.
13.The culture of the "politics of the spirit" of the New State.
14.The oppositional culture: the Portuguese neorealism, the Christian humanists, existentialists and independents.
15.The Globalization and the Portuguese culture.

Main Bibliography BUESCU, Helena Carvalhão (coord.) (1997). Dicionário do Romantismo Literário Português. Lisboa: Editorial Caminho.
CALAFATE, Pedro (dir.) (1999-2004), História do Pensamento Filosófico Português, 5 vols., Lisboa: Editorial Caminho.
CATROGA, Fernando e CARVALHO, Paulo A. M. Archer de (1996). Sociedade e Cultura Portuguesas II, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta..
MATTOSO, José (dir.) (1993-1999). História de Portugal. vols. I a VIII. Lisboa: Estampa.
PEREIRA, António dos Santos (2008). Portugal Descoberto, vol. I: Cultura Medieval e Moderna. Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior e Fundação para a Ciência a Tecnologia.
PEREIRA, António dos Santos (2008). Portugal Descoberto, vol. II: Cultura Contemporânea e Pós-Moderna. Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior e Fundação para a Ciência a Tecnologia.
TAVARES, Maria José Ferro (1990). Sociedade e Cultura Portuguesas. 2 vols. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Expositive classes; discussion classes; practical work; use of audiovisual resources; use of the moodle platform.

Two written tests (37,5% + 37,5% = 75%). Group work: 20% = written version 15% + oral presentation 5%. Participation in class: 5%. Attendance: 75% of classes. Access to exam period: at least 6 points. Special evaluation (TE): according to the ongoing legislation. Weighting of the exam in the final classification: 100%.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-28

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