História das Relações Luso-Alemãs (not translated)


To develop the ability to reflect critically on national identities in the European historical context;
To understand the European fascist period;
To understand the various political conjunctures of the History of the two countries;
To be able to discuss the political, cultural and scientific interactions between Germany and Portugal during the first half of the 20th Century;
To be able to present the learning outcomes, orally and in writing.

General characterization





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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

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Berger S (2007) Writing the Nation: A Global Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Clara F & Ninhos C (eds) (2014) A Angústia da Influência. Política, Cultura e Ciência nas relações da Alemanha com a Europa do Sul, 1933-1945. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.
Lopes M dos S, Knefelkamp U & Hanenberg P (1995) Portugal und Deutschland auf dem Weg nach Europa = Portugal e a Alemanha a caminho para a Europa. Pfaffenweiler: Centaurus-Verlagsgesellschaft.
Oliveira Marques AHR, Opitz A & Clara F (eds) (1996) Portugal - Alemanha - África: Do Imperialismo Colonial ao Imperialismo Político. Actas do IV Encontro Luso-Alemão. Lisboa: Edições Colibri.
Pimentel IF & Ninhos C (2013) Salazar, Portugal e o Holocausto. Lisboa: Temas e Debates: Círculo de Leitores.
Rosas F & Brito JMB de (1996) Dicionário de história do Estado Novo. Venda Nova: Bertrand Editora.
Torgal LR (2009) Estados novos, Estado Novo: ensaios de história política e cultural. Coimbra: Imprensa Universidade de Coimbra.

Teaching method

Seminar/discussion. Active participation in discussion is expected.
Exposition and questioning of theoretical concepts; analysis and discussion of themes and texts; tutorial supervision of thematic and bibliographical research assignments.

In class teaching.

Evaluation method

Continuous assessment based on the classroom discussion of texts and topics.
One individual oral presentation of a book, essay or topic (30%).
Final written essay (5000 words) (70%).

Subject matter

German-Portuguese relations, 1933-45
1. German-Portuguese relations within the framework of European History: an Overview
2. European Fascisms: radical nationalism and international relations
3. The role of Politics, Culture and Science in the context of German-Portuguese relations of the first half of the 20th Century
4. Affinities, motivations and shared interests: German-Portuguese interactions, 1933-45


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