Portugal’s Contemporary History Course

Educational Activities

To understand a country’s mentality, how it lives and how it understands life, we have to use its memory, which is nothing other than its history. And, making an analogy with the life of the human being, what will help us most is to analyze the last years, those that preceded the present time, those where the causes of events are closest to our perception.

Paulo Alexandre Loução, writer, researcher at the Hermes International Institute, founder and coordinator of the Lima de Freitas Circle and professor at New Acropolis, has taught this course to broaden and deepen Portugal’s contemporary history.

Sampaio Bruno (1857-1915). Public Domain

Florbela Espanca (1894—1930). Public Domain


Sophia de Mello Breyner (1919-2004). Creative Commons



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