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Marcello Caetano and the Portuguese "New State"
Marcello Caetano and the Portuguese "New State"

Marcello Caetano and the Portuguese "New State"

A Political Biography

Portuguese-Speaking World: Its History, Politics & Culture


256 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781789760095

Rights: US & CA

Sussex Academic Press (Jun 2019)

Price: $39.95


Considered the second most important figure of the Portuguese dictatorship (the Estado Novo regime, 1933-1974), Prime Minister Marcello Caetano Caetano has generated considerable disagreement amongst scholars. The author explains Caetano's growing activism in the Integralismo Lusitano and in the Catholic Church, and his monarchist and nationalist ideology. Caetano's Presidency reflected the tense relationship between the government and the "liberal wing" on the colonial crisis. Ultimately this led to the final crisis of the New State regime; the fragmentation of the armed forces; and the Carnation Revolution on April 25, 1974. During his exile in Brazil between 1974 and 1980, Caetano maintained correspondence with his Portuguese friends. These correspondences are of exceptional importance in understanding Portugal's contemporary political history.

Author Biography

Francisco Martinho is Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.