Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War by Francisco J. Romero SalvadóHistorical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War by Francisco J. Romero Salvadó

Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War

byFrancisco J. Romero Salvadó

Hardcover | March 14, 2013

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The tragedy that devastated Spain for 33 months from July 1936 to April 1939, was, first and foremost, a brutal fratricidal conflict, the product of the fatal clash between diametrically opposed views of Spain and an attempt to settle crucial issues which had divided Spaniards for generations: agrarian reform, recognition of the identity of the historical regions (Catalonia, the Basque Country), and the roles of the Catholic Church and the armed forces in a modern state. Being a war between Spaniards, it was particularly brutal, but it was also part of the broader move toward war in Europe and thus sucked in many "volunteers" from abroad. And it left a deep imprint since General Francisco Franco remained at the helm of the country until his death in 1975.The Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil war covers the history of the war, first through a long chronology, which highlights the major steps from the incubation to the conclusion. The overall situation is summed up in the introduction. Then the dictionary section fleshes it out, with over 600 entries on persons, places, events, institutions, battles, and campaigns. More reading can be found in an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Spanish Civil War.
Francisco J. Romero Salvado, who grew up and did his earlier education in Spain, is presently a professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Bristol University. His field of specialization is Spain from the late 19th century to the 1930s, and in particular organized labor, liberal and authoritarian politics, Catalan nationalism,...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.27 × 6.43 × 1.43 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810857847

ISBN - 13:9780810857841

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The Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War is a welcome addition to the already established series of dictionaries from Scarecrow Press on war, revolution and civil unrest which includes subjects as diverse as ancient Greek warfare, the Zulu wars and the Holocaust. . . .The volume should be of interest both to the serious researcher as well as to the more general reader. Here the reader will find a wealth of interesting anecdotes, including the fact that General Franco, whilst banished to the Canary Isles before the start of the war, became known by his fellow conspirators as 'Miss Canary Islands 1936' for his hesitancy in initiating the coup d'e´tat against the elected government. . . .There are, of course, useful, albeit brief, articles on the roles played by the German and Italian governments as well as on the non-interventionist stance adopted by the UK and the neutral policy of the US.