Right-Wing Spain in the Civil War Era: Soldiers of God and Apostles of the Fatherland, 1914-45

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Alejandro Quiroga, Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco
Bloomsbury Publishing, 12 jul. 2012 - 256 páginas
Right-Wing Spain in the Civil War Era explores the lives of the leading Spanish conservatives in the turbulent period 1914-1945. The volume is a collection of biographies of the most important figures of the Spanish Right during the last years of the Restoration, the Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, the Second Republic, the Civil War and the early years of the Franco regime.

This book brings together a number of leading historians of twentieth-century Spain. By adopting a biographical approach, the volume aims at providing a new insight of the origins, development and aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Contrary to the traditional view, Right-Wing Spain in the Civil War Era shows a diverse and fragmented Spanish right which, far from being isolated, was profoundly influenced by German Nazism, Italian Fascism and French Traditionalism.

This remarkable and innovative collection of essays will be welcomed by students and lecturers of Spanish history alike.
 

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Índice

From Messiah to Fireman
1
Overture to Franco
27
The Catholic Challenge to Democracy
61
Catholic Fascism
91
The Soldier who became Caudillo
117
Industry Fascism and Catholicism
147
A Catalan Contribution to the Myth of the JewishBolshevikMasonic Conspiracy
177
Heritage Psychiatry and War
195
Illustration and Translation Credits
225
Index
227
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Sobre el autor (2012)

Dr Alejandro Quiroga is Reader in Spanish History at Newcastle University, UK, and Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

He is the author of Making Spaniards: Primo de Rivera and the Nationalization of the Masses (1923-1930), Los orígenes del nacionalcatolicismo and The Reinvention of Spain: Nation, Identity and Nationalism since Democracy (with Sebastian Balfour).

Miguel Ángel del Arco is Lecturer in History at the Universidad de Granada, Spain.

He is the author of Las alas del Ave Fénix: La política agraria del primer franquismo (1936-1959) and Hambre de siglos: Mundo rural y apoyos sociales del franquismo en Andalucía oriental (1936-1951).

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