Contemporary Portugal: The Revolution and Its Antecedents

Paperback | May 1, 1979

EditorLawrence S. Graham, Harry M. MaklerForeword byJuan J. Linz

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Despite worldwide interest in the Portuguese Revolution of 1974, Portugal remained for most people a little known and poorly understood country, neglected for years by social scientists. Editors Graham and Makler brought together for the first time in one substantive volume most of the leading social science experts on Portugal.

The contributors' highly original research represents the best work generated by the International Conference Group on Modern Portugal at its two major conferences held in 1973 and 1976. The result is a comprehensive collection of essays discussing in detail the events leading up to the revolution, the causes of the military coup, and the movement of a society on the brink of revolutionary upheaval toward open, democratic parliamentary elections.

As the first interdisciplinary study to span fifty years of Portuguese history from the Estado Novo of 1926 to the eventual social democratic republic, this book stands alone in its field. The specialist as well as the general reader will find insights into the dynamics of Portugal's people, politics, and economics.

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Despite worldwide interest in the Portuguese Revolution of 1974, Portugal remained for most people a little known and poorly understood country, neglected for years by social scientists. Editors Graham and Makler brought together for the first time in one substantive volume most of the leading social science experts on Portugal.The con...

Lawrence S. Graham is Professor Emeritus of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.Harry M. Makler has taught at the University of Toronto and at Stanford University.Juan J. Linz is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science at Yale University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 1979Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292710488

ISBN - 13:9780292710481

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from For Lusophiles Only! Strictly for scholars as many of these essays written after the fall of Portugal's dictatorship in April 1975 are hard to understand without having a prior background. The chapters focused on rural Portugal are fascinating. The materials recounting the state of the economy require the reader to have a major in economics. Still, an interesting book on an important but not well known chapter in European hisotry.
Date published: 2010-07-01