Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Crossings


a) Acquisition and command of research skills and methods.
b) To obtain reliable scientific knowledge (relevant data and a theoretical background on the subjects comprised in the syllabus) on Anglo-Portuguese cultural, political and diplomatic relations, during New State Portugal, and mainly on the period comprised between the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and the allied victory in World War II (1936-1945).
c) To develop the ability to convey opinions and formulate critical assessments on primary sources and critical bibliography.
d) To carry out autonomous research on authors, topics and themes related to the syllabus, resulting ultimately in the production of monographic essays or oral interventions

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Gabriela Ferreira Gandara da Silva e Borges Terenas


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



Fluency in both Portuguese and English


Lochery, Neill (2011). Lisbon: War in the shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945. New York: Public Affairs.
Macaulay, Rose (1985). They Went to Portugal. London: Penguin Books
Medina, João (2000). Salazar, Hitler e Franco: Estudos sobre Salazar e a Ditadura. Lisboa: Livros Horizonte.
Pimentel, Irene Flunser, Cláudia Ninhos (2013). Salazar, Portugal e o Holocausto. Lisboa: Temas e Debates e Círculo de Leitores.
Pinto, António Costa (1992). O Salazarismo e o Fascismo Europeu: problemas de interpretação nas Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Estampa.
Revista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses, 28 vols. (1990-2018). Lisboa: INIC/FCT
Rosas, Fernando (1998). O Salazarismo e a Aliança Luso-Britânica: estudos sobre a política externa do Estado Novo nos anos 30 e 40. Lisboa: Fragmentos.
Telo, António José (1987). Portugal na Segunda Guerra (1941-1945). Lisboa: Perspectivas e Realidades.
Weber, Ronald (2011). The Lisbon Route: Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe. Lanham, Maryland: Ivan R. Dee.

Teaching method

Based on a theoretical framework, which provides the student with a working background for further research, the seminar will focus on analysis and critical discussions on previously chosen texts, as well as on the presentation of individual research work.
With the exception of the first sessions, this course will take an interactive form through the regular presentation of reviews by the students. At the beginning of certain sessions.

Evaluation method

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Subject matter

Core theme: \"The Lisbon route - echoes of a Continent at war in the ´City of Light´\"
This seminar purports, in the first place, to offer students a panoramic view of Anglo-Portuguese cultural, political and diplomatic relations, putting a particular emphasis on the study of New State Portugal, and mainly on the period comprised between the beginning of the Spanish civil War and the allied victory in World War II. The focus of our programme will be the analysis of representations of Portugal in travel narratives, diaries, newspaper articles, novels and historiographic texts by coeval British authors. Some of them actually resided in our country but most of them simply crossed our country on their way to the United States, or stayed temporarily with very diverse agendas in mind. Among them there were tourists, expatriates, journalists, secret agents, academics, but mainly refugees trying to escape from a Continent at war and the German invasion of Western Europe.