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Heróis do Mar

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Author: Magda Pinheiro
Publisher: D. Quixote
Pages: 509
Measurements: 15,5 x 23,5 x 2,3 cm.

 

Synopsis of the Editor: "The day October 5, 1910, in Lisbon, by nine o'clock in the morning, the revolutionary military descended the roundabout, towards the Town Hall square to watch, victorious, the proclamation of the Republic, who had just deployed. Avenida da Liberdade, acclaimed by popular below, the triumphal March by the Portuguese sound. And, the passage through the Rossio, in the top of the castle of São Jorge, ondulava, a red and green flag. There is a story and a story later. But this is politically and symbolically, the founding moment. The flag and anthem, more than a century later, even today, continue to be the symbols of Portugal. But how does a piece of cloth becomes a national flag? How does a simple corner becomes a national anthem? And how is that unfurl a flag or singing in unison a hymn, may cause such emotion, ignite such passion and mobilize so hard? That is, what they are and how they work the national symbols? Nuno Severiano Teixeira answers these questions by explaining the national symbols in the historical context of contemporary Portugal; their origins and their meaning, their social and political functions; Anyway, the evolution of the relationship of the national symbols-the flag and the anthem-with the State and the nation, Portugal and the Portuguese.