David L. Tengwall is Professor and Chair of History at Anne Arundel Community College near Annapolis, Maryland. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Tengwall earned a BA degree from the University of Chattanooga, an MA from Creighton University, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been a Fulbright-Hays, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Newberry Library (Chicago) research-scholar, and has published and given papers nationally and internationally on Portuguese history.
2010 0-7734-3614-6 This study examines the major events that led to the Spanish control of Portugal in 1580 and the major causes of the revolt in 1640. Included is a detailed study
of the emergence of the Portuguese military, the social and economic conditions that played a decisive role during the Revolution, and the emergence of a national spirit that led to the defeat of one of the most politically and militarily powerful countries in seventeenth century Europe. This book contains fifteen black and white photographs.