Is Spain Different?: A Comparative Look At The 19th And 20th Centuries by Nigel TownsonIs Spain Different?: A Comparative Look At The 19th And 20th Centuries by Nigel Townson

Is Spain Different?: A Comparative Look At The 19th And 20th Centuries

EditorNigel Townson

Hardcover | March 8, 2013

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For the country of Spain, the slogan that launched the tourist industry in the 1960s, "Spain is different," has come to haunt historians. Since then, much effort and energy have been expended in endeavoring to show that Spain has not been 'different,' but is actually 'normal.' Still, many of the defining features of the Spain's past - the civil wars, the weak liberalism, the Franco dictatorship - are taken as evidence of its distinctiveness. A related problem is that few historians have actually placed Spain's trajectory over the last two centuries within a truly comparative context. This book does so by tackling a number of key themes in modern Spanish history: liberalism, nationalism, anti-clericalism, the Second Republic, the Franco dictatorship, and the transition to democracy. Is Spain Different? thereby offers a fresh and stimulating perspective on Spain's recent past and also sheds new light on the current political debates regarding Spain's place in the world. (Series: Sussex Studies in Spanish History)
Nigel Townson is the author of The Crisis of Democracy in Spain: Centrist Politics Under the Second Republic, 1931–1936; editor of a general history of Spanish republicanism; and author of a three-volume work of the Spanish exiled writer Arturo Barea, a counterfactual history of modern Spain; and, most recently, Spain Transformed: The ...
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Title:Is Spain Different?: A Comparative Look At The 19th And 20th CenturiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 8, 2013Publisher:Sussex Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845193598

ISBN - 13:9781845193591

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