After a promising start, very disappointing in the end. Portugal’s formation and history through the Middle Ages and beyond were interesting enough, but the last few chapters, covering the last two hundred years, was a huge disappointment. It felt like the author either ran out of puff, interest or knowledge. The 20th century was sparse on detail and lacked context. The Salazar years are given half a page, his atrocities completely overlooked.
History of Portugal: A Captivating Guide to Portuguese History from Ancient Times to the Present (European Countries)
by Kim Wingerei | Aug 30, 2023