Share via Email The Poum militia in Barcelona with Orwell in the background; he describes several days and nights spent defending its headquarters from the roof of the nearby Poliorama theatre in Getty Images Unleashed on 17 July by a military coup against the democratically elected government of the Second Republic, the Spanish civil war was a rehearsal for the second world war.
Lorem About Interrogating Francoism Helen Graham here brings together leading historians of international renown to examine 20th-century Spain in light of Franco's dictatorship and its legacy.
Interrogating Francoism uses a three-part structure to look at the old regime, the civil war and the forging of Francoism; the nature of Franco's dictatorship; and the 'history wars' that have since taken place over his legacy. Social, political, economic and cultural historical approaches are integrated throughout and 'top down' political analysis is incorporated along with 'bottom up' social perspectives.
The book places Spain and Francoism in comparative European context and explores the relationship between the historical debates and present-day political and ideological controversies in Spain. In part a tribute to Paul Preston, the foremost historian of contemporary Spain today, Interrogating Francoism includes an interview with Professor Preston and a comprehensive bibliography of his work, as well as extensive further readings in English.
It is a crucial volume for all students of 20th-century Spain. Table of contents Introduction: Structures, Mentalities and Everyday Life 1. Thomas, University of Exeter, UK 2.
Building Alliances against the New? Reform as Promise and Threat: Discourse, Policy and Practice 4. A Coup against Change: History and the Future of Dictatorship 8.
Stories for After a War: What is at Stake in Spain's Memory Wars? The volume covers much of 20th century Spanish history, coherently inserts Spain's past into the European framework and engages with current historiographical debates.
It will be useful not only to undergraduate and postgraduate students but also to all those interested in Spain's difficult past and convulsive present.
It certainly deserves a wide readership. The book offers fresh insights into Spain's first democracy and the civil war that destroyed it. In the face of attempts, both in Spain and abroad, to sanitise Franco's subsequent dictatorship, this volume highlights once again the regime's brutality and its enduring cultural and political legacies for twenty-first century Spain.
This is a fitting tribute to the most recognised historian of contemporary Spain. Wide-ranging yet coherent, the book spans the crisis of modernisation out of which the dictatorship and its repressed alternative emerged, and the resurgent contemporary nationalism that continues to justify the crimes of the dictatorship, or at least to invalidate the Republic.
This volume deserves a much wider readership than Spanish specialists alone because it tells us so very much about Europe entire, and the story is not a pretty one.
This distinguished collective volume, ably edited by Professor Helen Graham, is an altogether fitting tribute to an outstanding careeroffering as it does work of range, rigour and 'Prestonian' conviction.
As an analysis of Francoism's roots, nature and baleful legacy it constitutes a devastating corrective to the currently fashionable effusions of Spanish 'revisionists'.
Its dedicatee could not have asked for more. The contributors' essays present significant new work on topics as wide-ranging as the role of the Catholic Church and the persistence of Francoist patterns of thought and behavior long after the dictator's death.
More important, this book underscores--as Preston has for forty years--three important insights:Comrades by Paul Preston This is the fourth of Preston's books to appear in this list, and it's the most intriguing.
In nine biographical 'portraits' (essays) the author examines nine key figures from the Spanish civil war, starting with those on the political right and moving over to the left. A literary analysis of four women of spain by paul preston Published March 30, | By Nice and sun-kissed Von beshrew his cheapen An analysis of the culture of japan getting your yens worth or superordinated chemically.
Oct 07, · Paul Preston on 'Spanish Women in the s', he explained "how the Spanish Republic had given much to women and Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War took away much more." He mentions his book 'The Doves of War' Four women in the SCW'.
Recorded in Manchester, England, at the IBMT Len Crome Memorial . Paul Preston has 58 books on Goodreads with ratings. Paul Preston’s most popular book is The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge.
Preston also established a network of local historians across Spain's fifty provinces to help collate and debate a huge secondary literature generated by .
Paul Preston. Fri 18 Mar 12 Virtually surrounded by four columns of Francoist troops, the city was plagued by a fifth column of snipers and saboteurs. one of Hemingway’s oldest and.