Spanish Civil War

ISBN-10: 0192803778
ISBN-13: 9780192803771
Edition: 2005
Authors: Helen Graham
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Description: This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's tumultuous twentieth century, highlighting why it has inspired some of the greatest writers of our time, and how it continues to resonate today in Britain, continental Europe, and beyond. Throughout the book, the focus is on the war as an arena of social change where ideas about culture were forged or resisted, and in which both Spaniards and non-Spaniards participated alike. These were conflicts that during the Second World War would stretch from Franco's regime, which envisaged itself as part of the Nazi new order, to Europe and beyond. Accordingly, this book examines Spanish participation in European resistance movements during World War II and also the ongoing civil war waged politically, economically, judicially and culturally inside Spain by Francoism after its military victory in 1939. History writing itself became a battleground and the book charts the Franco regime's attempt to appropriate the past. It also indicates its ultimate failure - as evident in new writings on the war and, above all, in the return of Republican memory now occurring in Spain during the opening years of the twenty-first century.

Dr Helen Graham is Reader in Spanish History, Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published widely in the Spanish Civil War, and co-produced (with Jo Labanyi) the first volume ever published dedicated to Spanish cultural studies in 1995. Her book Socialism and War: The Spanish Socialist Party in Power and Crisis, 1936 1939 was published by Cambridge University Press in 1991.

The origins of Spain's civil war
Rebellion, revolution, and repression
Mobilize and survive : the Republic at war
The making of rebel Spain
The Republic besieged
Victory and defeat : the wars after the war
The uses of history

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