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Lisbon (1923-1925). Disorder and the siege of democracy

  • 14 MAR 2024 (CANCELED)

14 Mar 202418h – 19h30

Talk with Eunice Relvas, Department of Olissipo Studies and NOVA FCSH's History, Territories and Communities Centre

Free admission, subject to capacity

+ 10 years old · 90 minutes

A discussion about the most significant political events in Lisbon during the First Republic, with special emphasis on the period during Teixeira Gomes' presidential term from October 1923 to December 1925.

The atmosphere of strong political and social instability experienced in the capital during these years resulted in radical polarisation from both left and right against the government, a harbinger of the end of the republican regime.

Had the messianic hope in a democratic Republic run its course?


Image caption:
Acclamation as President of the Republic on the balcony of the Belém Palace
Artist unknown
05 October 1923
Portuguese Photography Centre

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