In 1932 António Ferro published Salazar, o homem e a sua obra which collects a series of interviews with Salazar. The book explained the political principles of Estado Novo and quickly became an editorial success in several countries in Europe. In 1934 Corrado Zoli published an Italian version. Eighty years later a new, expanded, critical Italian edition of the book has been published by Daniele Serapiglia. Once more, as happened during the Thirties, Ferro’s book allows a better understanding of the Portuguese dictatorship and encourages Italian readers to come in contact with the newest historiographical approaches to the Estado Novo.
Keywords: Estado Novo, Fascism, Portugal, Propaganda, Salazar, António Ferro