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Nineteenth Century Spain: A New History

Nineteenth Century Spain: A New History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mark Lawrence
July 01, 2019

Nineteenth century Spain deserves wider readership. Bedevilled by lost empires, wars, political instability and frustrated modernisation, the country appeared backward in relation to northern Europe and even in relation to much of its own geographical periphery. This new history, the first survey...

Medicine and Conflict: The Spanish Civil War and its Traumatic Legacy

Medicine and Conflict: The Spanish Civil War and its Traumatic Legacy

1st Edition

Sebastian Browne
August 06, 2018

This book focuses on an important but neglected aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the evolution of medical and surgical care of the wounded during the conflict. Importantly, the focus is from a mainly Spanish perspective – as the Spanish are given a voice in their own story, which has not always...

Revolution and the State: Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Revolution and the State: Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

1st Edition

Danny Evans
April 30, 2018

This book analyses the processes of revolution and state reconstruction that took place in the Republican zone during the Spanish civil war. It focuses on the radical anarchists who sought to advance the revolutionary agenda. Their activity came into conflict with the leaders of the ...

Guns, Culture and Moors: Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Guns, Culture and Moors: Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

1st Edition

Ali Al Tuma
April 12, 2018

The history of the Moroccan troops in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) is the story of an encounter between two culturally and ethnically different people, and the attempts by both sides, Moroccan and Spanish, to take control of this contact. This book shows to what extent colonials could...

Claiming the City and Contesting the State: Squatting, Community Formation and Democratization in Spain (1955–1986)

Claiming the City and Contesting the State: Squatting, Community Formation and Democratization in Spain (1955–1986)

1st Edition

Inbal Ofer
March 10, 2017

The present book analyzes the relationship between internal migration, urbanization and democratization in Spain during the period of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975) and Spain's transition to democracy (1975-1982). Specifically, the book explores the production and management of...

Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952: Grappling with the Past

Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952: Grappling with the Past

1st Edition

Peter Anderson, Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco
January 06, 2017

Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims of Francoist violence remain to be exhumed from mass graves and given a dignified burial,...

Conspiracy and the Spanish Civil War: The Brainwashing of Francisco Franco

Conspiracy and the Spanish Civil War: The Brainwashing of Francisco Franco

1st Edition

Herbert R. Southworth
October 12, 2015

Written by one of the most celebrated historians of the Spanish Civil War, this book presents a fascinating account of the origins of the war and the nature and importance of conspiracy for the extreme right. Based on exhaustive research, and written with lucidity and considerable humour, it acts...

British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: The British Battalion in the International Brigades, 1936-1939

British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: The British Battalion in the International Brigades, 1936-1939

1st Edition

Richard Baxell
October 12, 2015

During the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 almost 2,500 men and women left Britain to fight for the Spanish Republic. This book examines the role, experiences and contribution of the volunteers who fought in the British Battalion of the 15 International Brigadesasking: * Who were these...

Spaniards in the Holocaust: Mauthausen, Horror on the Danube

Spaniards in the Holocaust: Mauthausen, Horror on the Danube

1st Edition

David Wingeate Pike
April 10, 2014

This important work focuses on the experience of the large Spanish contingent within the Mauthausen concentration camp, one of the least known but most terrible camps in Nazi Germany. Refugees from the repercussions of the Civil War, 7,000 Spanish Republicans were arrested in France by the invading...

Anarchism, the Republic and Civil War in Spain: 1931-1939

Anarchism, the Republic and Civil War in Spain: 1931-1939

1st Edition

Julián Casanova
April 10, 2014

The Spanish Civil War became the setting for the struggle between revolution and counter-revolution as well as being, for many outsiders, the place of armed conflict between the forces of democracy and fascism. This book is a path-breaking synthesis of political, social and cultural history...

Spain 1914-1918: Between War and Revolution

Spain 1914-1918: Between War and Revolution

1st Edition

Francisco J. Romero Salvado, Francisco Jose Romero Salvado
April 10, 2014

This work analyses the Spanish experience of the First World War in terms of the general crisis in Europe at this time. In Spain, as elsewhere, the impact of four years of devastating conflict resulted in ideological militancy, economic dislocation and social struggle. The author examines the...

Women and Spanish Fascism: The Women's Section of the Falange 1934-1959

Women and Spanish Fascism: The Women's Section of the Falange 1934-1959

1st Edition

Kathleen J.L. Richmond
April 03, 2014

Using forty-five interviews with former members and sympathisers, this book traces the development of the Women's section of the Franco government from its roots in the Spanish fascist party to its role in the dictatorship up to 1959. The study reveals that despite its anti-feminist agenda, the...

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