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The Splintering of Spain : Cultural History and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 - Christopher Ealham

The Splintering of Spain

Cultural History and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

By: Christopher Ealham (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521173209
Number Of Pages: 312

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This 2005 book explores the ideas and culture surrounding the cataclysmic civil war that engulfed Spain from 1936 to 1939. It features specially commissioned articles from leading historians in Spain, Britain and the US which examine the complex interaction of national and local factors, contributing to the shape and course of the war. They argue that the 'splintering of Spain' resulted from the myriad cultural cleavages of society in the 1930s that are investigated here at both local and national levels. Thus, this book tends to see the civil war less as a single great conflict between two easily identifiable sets of ideas, social classes or ways of life than historians have previously done. The Spanish tragedy, at the level of everyday life, was shaped by many tensions, both those that were formally political and those that were to do with people's perceptions and understanding of the society around them.

"The anthology sheds light on important aspects of modern Spanish history that have until now received little attention, and the analyses of its contributors are often interesting and astute. It thus has much to offer historians of modern Spain and of civilian wartime culture and ideologies." -Geoffrey Jensen, Virginia Military Institute, The Journal of Military History
"...a very useful collection for specialists." --Nathanael Greene, Wesleyan University, History: Review of New Books

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of mapsp. xi
List of contributorsp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
List of abbreviationsp. xvi
Chronologyp. xviii
Maps showing the division of Spain, 1936-1939p. xxiv
History, memory and the Spanish civil war: recent perspectivesp. 1
Overviews: violence, nationalism and religion
The symbolism of violence during the Second Republic in Spain, 1931-1936p. 23
Nations in arms against the invader: on nationalist discourses during the Spanish civil warp. 45
'The keys of the kingdom': religious violence in the Spanish civil war, July-August 1936p. 68
Republican political and cultural projects
Catalan populism in the Spanish civil warp. 93
The myth of the maddened crowd: class, culture and space in the revolutionary urbanist project in Barcelona, 1936-1937p. 111
The culture of empowerment in Gijón, 1936-1937p. 133
Identities on the Francoist side
Old symbols, new meanings: mobilising the rebellion in the summer of 1936p. 159
'Spain's Vendée': Carlist identity in Navarre as a mobilising modelp. 177
'Presenting arms to the Blessed Sacrament': civil war and Semana Santa in the city of Málaga, 1936-1939p. 196
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780521173209
ISBN-10: 0521173205
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46