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In Search of Modern Portugal: The Revolution and Its Consequences

In Search of Modern Portugal: The Revolution and Its Consequences

Edited by Lawrence S. Graham and Douglas L. Wheeler

University of Wisconsin Press, 1983, 380 pp.

A collection of articles by international scholars and writers, including a one-time Portuguese foreign minister, this is a useful, if uneven, introduction to the revolution that was preceded by the gradual weakening of the old dictatorship and the growing opposition within the army. It was an odd and joyous revolution that, after April 1974, first turned radical, then conservative, but that did allow for a transition from repression to democratic freedom. The emphasis is properly on the domestic issues, but the many international ramifications are also analyzed.