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Contemporary Political History of Portugal

Code 12283
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 7,5
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements It doesn´t have.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes 1. To Analyze, understand and explain the political evolution of Portugal through the XIX, XX and XXI centuries;
2. To promote the academic debate, the contact with different types of sources and the research of specialized bibliography about the topics in discussion, in order to enable a critical view of the historical past that allows the understanding, also critical, of the present time;
3. Understand the dynamics and unfinished nature of the historical research and of the historiographical debate;
4. To provide the core concepts to the subject and determine cognitive abilities;
5. Encourage autonomous learning strategies;
6. Producing scientific texts.
Syllabus Introduction to the Study of the Portuguese Contemporary Period (periodization, evolution of historiography, files, fonts, working tools)

1. The French Invasions, the English Guardianship and Court in Brazil

2. The Constitutional Monarchy
2.1. The difficult establishment of the Liberalism
2.2. The Regeneration
2.3. Crisis and fall of the Monarchy

3. The First Republic
3.1. From the proclamation of the Republic to the Great War
3.2. Portugal in the Great War
3.3. Depletion and fall of the First Republic

4. The New State
4.1. The Military Dictatorship
4.2. Salazar's profile
4.3. New State consolidation
4.4. New State decline and fall
4.5. Fascism in Portugal?

5. The Democratic Portugal
5.1. The April 25th of 1974
5.2. The revolutionary process
5.3. The November 25 th of 1975
5.4. The decolonization
5.5. The consolidation of the democracy

6. The Key Moments of the Transformation of the Portuguese Contemporary History
Main Bibliography BONIFÁCIO, Maria de Fátima — A Monarquia Constitucional (1807-1910), Alfragide, Texto, 2010.
MATTOSO, José (dir.) — História de Portugal, 8 vols. (ver vols. 5 a 8), Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1992-94.
PINTO, António C. (coord.) — Portugal Contemporâneo, Lisboa, Dom Quixote, 2005.
PROENÇA, Maria C. — Uma História Concisa de Portugal, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 2015.
REIS, António (dir.) — Portugal Contemporâneo, 6 vols., Lisboa, Alfa, 1990-92.
ROSAS, Fernando; BRITO, J. M. Brandão de (dir.) — Dicionário de História do Estado Novo, 2 vols., Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1996.
ROSAS, Fernando; ROLLO, Maria F. (coord.) — História da Primeira República Portuguesa, Lisboa, Tinta-da-China, 2010.
SERRÃO, Joel; BARRETO, António; MÓNICA, Maria F. (coord.) — Dicionário de História de Portugal, Porto, Figueirinhas, vols. I-VI, 1963-1971, vols. VII-IX, 1999-2001.
TELO, António J. — História Contemporânea de Portugal. Do 25 de Abril à Actualidade, 2 vols., Barcarena, Editorial Presença, 2007-2008.
TORGAL, Luís R. — Estados Novos Estado Novo, 2.ª ed. revista, 2 vols., Coimbra, Imprensa da Univ. de Coimbra, 2009.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methods: expositive and practical lessons; research papers; oral and written reflections starting from the texts provided or indicated by the teacher about the programmatic themes addressed.

Written paper work (scientific article format) on one of the syllabus: 85%.
Presentation of the paper work: 10%.
Participation in classes: 5%.
Possibility for the student to take the exam as long as he/she has obtained a minimum grade of 6 in teaching learning, the exam consisting of the rework of the written paper work.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-26

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