The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668): A European War of Freedom and Independence

The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668): A European War of Freedom and Independence

By: David Lewis Tengwall (author)Hardback

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This study examines the major events that led to the Spanish control of Portugal in 1580 and the major causes of the revolt in 1640. Included is a detailed study of the emergence of the Portuguese military, the social and economic conditions that played a decisive role during the Revolution, and the emergence of a national spirit that led to the defeat of one of the most politically and militarily powerful countries in seventeenth century Europe.


Maps and Illustrations; Dates and Money; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Foreword: Professor Francis A. Dutra; Introduction; 1. The Spanish Captivity, 1580-1640; 2. The Seeds of Revolution, 1637-1640; 3. Saturday, 1 December 1640; 4. The Governmental Reign of King Joao IV; 5. The Portuguese Military in the Seventeenth Century; 6. Opening Salvos: 1640-1656; 7. Issues of Importance: The Role of the Roman Church and the Financing of the Revolution; 8. Governmental Transition - Governmental Intrigue (1656-1668); 9. 1656-1668: The Military Road to Victory; 10. 13 February 1668: Freedom and Independence; Appendix No. 1: Glossary; Appendix No. 2: Heroes of 1640; Appendix No. 3: Major Developments leading up to and Including the Revolution; Appendix No. 4: Members of the Cortes 1641; Appendix No. 5: Portuguese Nationals who remained in Madrid following the Revolution; Appendix No. 6: Peace Treaty of 1668; Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773436145
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780773436145
  • ISBN10: 0773436146

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