A tale of foes over friends: Franco Nogueira’s hispanophobia between the Portuguese New State and democracy

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Abstract

In the Portuguese nation's narrative, Spain was traditionally looked upon as the perilous "other", an antagonist and a threat justifying the demonization of the Iberian neighbour. Centuries of a deep rooted anti-castillianism, if not pure Hispanophobia, were thus a grounding ingredient of Portuguese nationalism. One of the students defenders of such a discourse in the 2nd half of the 20th century was Alberto Franco Nogueira, the New State's Foreign Minister between 1961 and 1969 who later became an outright spokesman against any Iberian friendship in or through democracy and Europe during the 1980s and early 1900s. Exploring his written views, spread over 30 years, on the Portuguese-Spanish relations, and how he adamantly stood agains any Hispanophile approach allows the historian to cast light on a mood that, far from being just a politically incorrect individual eccentricity, modelled many latent national Portuguese views that still counter the present day ruling cosmopolitanism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIberian Interconnections
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings, 2016
EditorsSusana Rocha Relvas, Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas, Maria Gómez Bedoya
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherUniversidade Católica Editora
Pages319-326
Number of pages8
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9789898835147
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Hispanophobia
  • Hispanophilia
  • Iberianism
  • Franco Nogueira

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