The Blue Shirts: Portuguese Fascism in Interwar Europe

The Blue Shirts: Portuguese Fascism in Interwar Europe

by Antonio Costa Pinto
     
 

In this work on Portuguese authoritarianism in the context of European fascism, Pinto focuses on the National Syndicalist Movement of the early 1930's. He explores its defeat in 1935 by Oliveira Salazar, the rising Catholic dictator of Portugal, and compares the entire history of Portuguese fascism to other projections of fascism worldwide.  See more details below

Overview

In this work on Portuguese authoritarianism in the context of European fascism, Pinto focuses on the National Syndicalist Movement of the early 1930's. He explores its defeat in 1935 by Oliveira Salazar, the rising Catholic dictator of Portugal, and compares the entire history of Portuguese fascism to other projections of fascism worldwide.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Modern History
The Blue Shirts is important as an introduction to a little-known fascist movement — a movement that found itself up against a more traditional authoritarian dictatorship... [This book] deepens our knowledge of the character, organization, and ideology of Portuguese fascism, as well as fleshing out the peculiarities of this national case.

— Marla Stone

Journal of Modern History - Marla Stone

The Blue Shirts is important as an introduction to a little-known fascist movement -- a movement that found itself up against a more traditional authoritarian dictatorship... [This book] deepens our knowledge of the character, organization, and ideology of Portuguese fascism, as well as fleshing out the peculiarities of this national case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880339827
Publisher:
East European Monographs
Publication date:
10/18/2000
Series:
EEM Social Science Monographs Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Antonio Costa Pinto is a professor of Modern European History and Politics at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

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