Joaquim Veríssimo Serrão

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Joaquim Veríssimo Serrão (born July 8, 1925 in Tremês, Portugal) is a Portuguese historian. He is Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon University, was dean of the University of Lisbon from 1973 to 1974, and president of the Portuguese Academy of History between 1975 and 2006. He received the Príncipe de Asturias Prize for Social Science in 1995.[1]

Since 1977, Serrão has published a history of Portugal from the remote origins of Portugal until the period of the Estado Novo. This work initially concerned the history of Portugal until the end of the First Republic in 1926, and was completed in 1990 in twelve volumes. However, since 1997, the work was continued from the period of the Estado Novo and is now expected be completed with nineteen volumes, ending with the present day. The eighteenth volume was published in 2010.

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  1. ^ "1995 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Science". Prince of Asturias Awards. Prince of Asturias Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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