The great war in the Azores


The great war in the Azores – From Outermost To The Heart Of The North Atlantic (1914-1921)

The First World War involved all European countries except for Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the regions of Scandinavia. Portugal mobilized more than 100 thousand men, of which eight thousand lost their lives in the trenches of Flanders or the battlefields of Africa. This volume aims at analyzing the First World War in the Azores, it does so by covering a variety of global features, that highlight the deep and profound impact of the conflict on Azorean society as well as the geostrategic importance played by the archipelago during the war years. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores connects the western civilization. Intensely contested since the Discoveries, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, with the mechanical propulsion and the economic and political rise of the USA, this ocean would know a commercial increase, based on a powerful market economy and a strong financial capital power reinforcing even more its role as a way of supplying colonial raw materials. The War in the Azores would be marked by seawar; by a German POW camp in Terceira Island and by a deep trade crisis, with significant social misery, promoted in many cases by the action of hoarders.
Autores: Maria Fernanda Rollo, Ana Paula Pires, Augusto Salgado, Guy Warner, Hugo Miguel Baptista Cabral, Jakob Zollmann, José Pedro Reis, Sérgio Rezendes (coordenação)

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Dimensões (C x L x A) 23 × 16 × 1,3 cm



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Ana Paula Pires

Ana Paula Pires Holds a degree in History from NOVA University of Lisbon. She is an assistant professor at the University of the Azores and a researcher at HTC-CFE at NOVA University of Lisbon. Pires was a post-doctoral student at Stanford University (2016-2019) and a Remarque Fellow at the University of New York (2019). Her main topics of research are the economic and social history of the First World War, particularly its impact on Portugal and Africa. She is currently working on humanitarian mobilization in Portugal during the war. She is the author of A Grande Guerra no Parlamento (2018), Portugal e a I Guerra Mundial. A República e a Economia de Guerra (2011), and co-editor of The Global First World War (2021), Guerras del Siglo XX. Experiencias y representaciones em perspectiva global (2019). She is section Editor for Portugal of 1914-1918 Online. International Encyclopaedia of the First World War.

Carolina Cordeiro

Graduated from Universidade dos Açores, in Portuguese and English Studies and has a Master ‘s Degree in Portuguese Language, by Universidade Aberta. She connects her profession both to creative writing and translation work and is presently teaching Portuguese and English to adults. Since 2004, she has been publishing several fictional works, that vary from poetry, novels, diary, short stories and articles in the areas of Linguistics and Literary Analysis. She has, as well, been the recipient of several awards with some or her fictional works. She is an active presence in some non-profit organizations which promote Inclusive Arts and others Portuguese Language and Culture.

Sérgio Alberto Fontes Rezendes

Holds an undergraduate degree in history and social science, a master’s in cultural heritage and museology, and a PhD in insular (Azores) and Atlantic history. Rezendes has served as vice director of the Military Museum of the Azores and also worked with the Military Museum of Lisbon and Military Historical Archives. Untill outuber 2021 he was a teacher at Castanheiro School and currently he is Ponta Delgada councilman of Culture; serves as a collaborator of the Portuguese Coordinating Committee for the Evocation of the Centenary of World War I and of the Centro República; and is a post­-doctoral researcher of the History, Territories and Communities Institute of the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. With six published books and many scientific works, Rezendes was appointed as a member of the Scientific and Pedagogical Commission of the Azorean government for the subject of history, geography, and culture of the Azores and by dispatch of the Portuguese National Defense Ministry, as a member of the Military Tourism Commission for the Azores, in 2014. As president of the Azorean Reserve Officer Association, he is the national representative to the Defense Attitudes and Security Issues Committee of the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


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