Right-wing Spain in the Civil War Era: Soldiers of God and Apostles of the Fatherland, 1914-1945

Right-wing Spain in the Civil War Era: Soldiers of God and Apostles of the Fatherland, 1914-1945

By: Alejandro Quiroga (editor), Miguel Angel del Arc (editor), Eduardo Gonzalez Calleja (contributor), Francisco Romero Salvado (contributor), Professor Paul Preston (contributor), Michael P. Richard (contributor), Christopher Bannist (contributor), Enrique Moradie (contributor)Paperback

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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 (1914-1923), the Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera (1923-1930), the Second Republic (1931-1936), the Civil War (1936-39) and the early years of the Franco regime (1939-45). 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.

About Author

Miguel Angel del Arco is Lecturer in History at the Universidad de Granada, Spain. He is the author of Las alas del ave fenix: La politica agraria del primer franquismo (1936-1959) and Hambre de Siglos: Mundo rural y apoyos sociales del primer franquismo en Andalucia Oriental. Dr Alejandro Quiroga is Reader in Spanish History at Newcastle University, UK, and Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Spain. He is the author of Making Spaniards: Primo de Rivera and the Nationalization of the Masses and (with Sebastian Balfour) The Reinvention of Spain: Nation, Identity and Nationalism since Democracy.


Introduction: Soldiers of God and Apostles of the Fatherland in Interwar Europe - Alejandro Quiroga (Newcastle University) and Miguel Angel del Arco (Universidad de Granada); 1. The New Right: Antonio Maura - Francisco Romero Salvado (University of Bristol); 2. Miguel Primo de Rivera: Overture to Franco - Alejandro Quiroga (Newcastle University); 3. The Catholic Challenge to Democracy: Jose Maria Gil Robles - Eduardo Gonzalez Calleja (Universidad Carlos III); 4. Christian Fascism: Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera - Christopher Bannister (European University Institute); 5. Francisco Franco: The Soldier who became Caudillo - Enrique Moradiellos (Universidad de Extremadura); 6. Industry, Fascism and Catholicism: Juan Antonio Suanzes - Miguel Angel del Arco (Universidad de Granda); 7. A Catalan contribution to the Myth of the contubernio Judeo-Masonico-Bolchevique - Paul Preston (London School of Economics and Political Science); 8. Antonio Vallejo Nagera: Heritage, Psychiatry and War - Michael Richards (University of the West of England); Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781441181763
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781441181763
  • ISBN10: 1441181768

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