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The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668)

A European War of Freedom and Independence

The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668) by David Lewis Tengwall
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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. This book contains fifteen black and white photographs.
The Edwin Mellen Press; August 2010
496 pages; ISBN 9780773416765
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Title: The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668)
Author: David Lewis Tengwall