The Modern Spain Sourcebook: A Cultural History from 1600 to the Present

The Modern Spain Sourcebook: A Cultural History from 1600 to the Present

By: Maria Asuncion Gomez (editor), Paula de La Cruz-Fernandez (editor), Aurora G. Morcillo (editor), Jose Manuel Morcillo-Gomez (editor)Paperback

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Incorporating a wide range of visual and translated written sources, The Modern Spain Sourcebook documents Spain's history from the Enlightenment to the present. The book is thematically arranged and includes six key primary sources on ten significant areas of Spanish history, including the arts, work, education, religion, politics, sexuality and empire. As well as the book's overarching introduction, there are theme-specific introductions and vital historical context sections provided for the sources that are presented. There are also useful suggested analytical questions and helpful web link lists included throughout. The Modern Spain Sourcebook covers political and economic history, but moves beyond this to provide a more complete picture of Spanish history through the sources selected with gender history, social history and cultural history coming to the fore. This is a crucial text containing a vital trove of primary material for all students of Spain and its history.

About Author

Aurora G. Morcillo is Professor of History at Florida International University, USA. She is the author of Cultural and Social Memory of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion (2014), The Seduction of Modern Spain: The Female Body and the Francoist Body Politic (2010) and True Catholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in Franco Spain (2000). Maria Asuncion Gomez is Professor of Spanish at Florida International University, USA. She is the author of La madre muerta: El mito matricida en la literatura y el cine espanoles (2016) and Del escenario a la pantalla: La adaptacion cinematografica del teatro espanol (2000), and the co-editor, along with Santiago Juan-Navarro and Phyllis Zatlin, of History and Myth of the Mad Queen: Modern Representations of Juana of Castile (2008). Paula De La Cruz-Fernandez is instructor in history, research historian, and digital archivist. Jose Manuel Morcillo-Gomez is Visiting Instructor in Spanish at the University of Qingdao, China. He is a PhD Candidate in Spanish at Florida International University, USA.


List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Literature and Art Document 1: Miguel de Cervantes, from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, 1605 Document 2: Maria de Zayas, from Exemplary Tales of Love and Disillusion, 1637 Document 3: Benito Feijoo y Montenegro, "A Defense or Vindication of Women," 1726 from Universal Theater of Criticism. First volume. 16th Treaty. 1726- 1740) Document 4: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, etching "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters," 1799 Document 5: Xavier Badia-Vilato, poster "Ambition, Militarism, War. This Is Fascism. Unite to Destroy it", 1936 Document 6: Maria Zambrano, from For a History of Mercy, 1989 2. Labor and Business History Document 1: Pedro Rodriguez Campomanes, Excerpts from "Treatise on The Education of Artisans and their Improvement", 1775 Document 2: Juan Alvarez Mendizabal, Decree of Disentailment of the Regular Clergy, 1836 Document 3: Chair Act 1912. Wednesday February 28, 1912 Document 4: "Labor Charter," 1938 and "Law of Political and Labor Rights of Women," 1961 Document 5: MATESA Scandal, 1969 Document 6: Table of Workers Salaries by provinces, 1973 3. Feminisms Document 1: Josefa Amar y Borbon, "Prologue" from Discourse abut Women's Physical and Moral Education, 1790 Document 2: Concepcion Arenal, from Women of the Future, 1861 Document 3: Carmen de Burgos, Divorce in Spain, 1904 Document 4: Consuelo Berges, "Republican Women's Union, Pathways" from Cultura integral femenina, 1933 Document 5: Lidia Falcon, The Feminist Reason, 1981 Document 6: Law against gender violence. Ley Organica 1/2004 4. Everyday Life & Material Culture Document 1: Singer sewing machine advertisement, ca. 1890 Document 2: Cover Blanco y Negro, 1936 Document 3: Ricard Terre, photograph Holy Week, 1957 Document 4: Carlos Gimenez, comics from Paracuellos, 1975 Document 5: Spain, cover National Geographic, 1965 Document 6: Advertisement, Jabon Lagarto, 1960s 5. Education Document 1: Juan Luis Vives, from The Education of the Christian Woman, 1523 Document 2: Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, from "Guidelines for the Creation of A Plan of Public Instruction to the Junta of this Matter," 1809 Document 3: Law of Public Instruction, Moyano Law, 1857 Document 4: Constitution 1931 Articles 48-50 & Constitution 1978 Article 27 Document 5: Secondary Education Law 1953 Document 6: Organic Law of Education 2006 6. Political Power and the Law Document 1: Spanish Constitutions, 1812 and 1978 Document 2: Civil Code, 1889 and 1958 Document 3: Spanish Constitution 1931 Document 4: Law of Political Responsibilities 1939 Document 5: Fundamental Principles of the State, 1958 Document 6: Law of Historical Memory (Ley de recuperacion de la memoria Historica, 2007 7. Religion Document 1: Concordat, 1851 Document 2: Spanish Bishops' from "Collective Letter", 1937 Document 3: Enrique Tarancon, from Pastoral Letter "Our daily bread," 1951 Document 4: Franco as Medieval Knight Document 5: "The Socio-religious change in Spain" FOESSA, Estudios socisologicos sobre la situacion social de Espana Document 6: Gay Priest magazine Zero cover (2002) 8. Public Health and Welfare Document 1: Count of Cobarrus, Letter I, On Public Health, 1808 Document 2: Juan Gine Partagas, from Lessons on elementary private and public hygiene, 1871-72 Document 3: Women's Section of Falange, Photographs of Gymnastics, 1960 Document 4: Tomas Caro Paton, The Fallen Woman. Memoirs and Reflections of a Physician in the Anti Venereal Struggle, 1959 Document 5: Sociology of Health Care. FOESSA, 1975 and Table on Causes of Death 1968-1970 Document 6: Organic Law for the Legalization of abortion 9/1985 9. Gendered Sexualities Document 1: Gregorio Maranon, The Evolution of Sexuality and the Intersexual Conditions, 1930 Document 2: Hildegart Rodriguez, El problema sexual tratado por una mujer espanola, 1931 Document 3: Dr. Ramon Serrano Vicens, Informe Sexual de la Mujer Espanola, 1978 Document 4: Esperanza Vaello Esquerdo, The Crime of Adultery and Cohabitation, 1976 Document 5: Pedro Almodovar, movie still The Law of Desire, 1987 Document 6: Gay Marriage Law, 2005 10. Empires across Oceans Document 1: Bartolome de las Casas, Christopher Columbus Travels, 1566-1600 Document 2: Emilio Castelar, Speech against Slavery, 1870 Document 3: Manifesto of the revolutionary junta of the island of Cuba, addressed to its countrymen and to all nations, 1898 Document 4: Law of Paternal Dissent in Cuba and Puerto Rico 1882 Document 5: Political Cartoons from Gedeon, 1898 Document 6: Gumersindo Azcarate, Speech on the Political and Economic Interests of Spain in Morocco, 1910 Further Reading

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