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Juan Carlos of Spain : Self-Made Monarch - Charles Powell

Juan Carlos of Spain

Self-Made Monarch

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Published: 17th January 1996
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`This meticulously researched book presents a vivid portrait of King Juan Carlos from his awkward years as Franco's chosen successor as the Head of State of an authoritarian regime to his achievements in promoting and defending the new democracy after Franco's death in 1975. Few modern kings have played so important a role. Dr Powell's biography is therefore essential reading if we are to understand contemporary Spain.' - Sir Raymond Carr Widely acknowledged as a key figure in Spain's remarkable transition to democracy following General Franco's death in 1975, King Juan Carlos consolidated his reputation as a champion of democracy by aborting the attempted military coup of 23 February 1981. This political biography of the Spanish monarch sheds new light on his childhood, the process whereby he became Franco's successor in 1969, his subsequent contribution to his nation's democratization, and his role as constitutional monarch since 1978, both at home and abroad.

'This meticulously researched book presents a vivid portrait of King Juan Carlos from his awkward years as Franco's chosen successor as the Head of State of an authoritarian regime to his achievements in promoting and defending the new democracy after Franco's death in 1975. Few modern kings have played so important a role. Dr Powell's biography is therefore essential reading if we are to understand contemporary Spain.' - Sir Raymond Carr

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Family Tree of the Spanish Royal Family
Years of Exile and Uncertaintyp. 1
After Franco, Who?p. 27
Prince of Spainp. 45
The Succession Crisisp. 62
After Franco, What?p. 85
In the Driving Seat at Lastp. 112
King of a Parliamentary Monarchyp. 139
Consolidating - and Defending - Democracyp. 157
Juan Carlos at Home and Abroadp. 181
Looking to the Futurep. 206
Notes and Referencesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 240
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780333547267
ISBN-10: 0333547268
Series: St Antony's
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 17th January 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1