Republicanism And Anticlerical Nationalism In Spain

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byEnrique Sanabria

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This book focuses on the “anticlerical industry”--the mass-production of anticlerical newspapers, novels, cartoons, and other propaganda forms produced by republican muckrakers, journalists, and politicians, especially José Nakens--in order to demonstrate the centrality of anticlericalism to the debates regarding alternate forms of government in Spain, and competing visions of Spanish identity in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. Utilizing anticlericalism, radical republicans sought to call into question the legitimacy of the monarchy by tying it to what they argued was a corrupt and abusive Catholic Church and clergy in the hopes of paving the way to the coming of a lasting Republican polity.

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This book focuses on the “anticlerical industry”--the mass-production of anticlerical newspapers, novels, cartoons, and other propaganda forms produced by republican muckrakers, journalists, and politicians, especially José Nakens--in order to demonstrate the centrality of anticlericalism to the debates regarding alternate forms of gov...

Enrique A. Sanabria is Assistant Professor of Iberian and Atlantic World History at the University of New Mexico. 
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.6 × 5.71 × 0.74 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230613314

ISBN - 13:9780230613317

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Anticlericalism in Modern Spain and Europe: Struggles over Nation-Building * José Nakens within the New Politics and Nationalist/Republican Culture * José Nakens and Republican Anticlericalism: Making an Anticlerical-Nationalist Tradition * Republicanism, Anarchism, Anticlericalism, and the Attempted Regicide of 1906 * The Gendered Language of Republican Anticlericalism * Spanish Anticlerical’s Long Decade, 1898-1910 * Conclusion

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"Sanabria offers a deeply detailed study . . . extensive notes and a remarkable bibliography."--Choice “Well-researched and –argued… a persuasive interpretation of the transformation of Spanish republicanism at a critical moment in its history. This is an excellent monograph based on solid research and a comprehensive approach to the topic.”—The Catholic Historical Review "An excellent contribution to the study of the successes and failures of anticlericalism in Restoration Spain. Sanabria’s study helps to place today’s European church-state relations in historical context."--Michael Seidman, author of Republic of Egos: A Social History of the Spanish Civil War "Enrique Sanabria is to be congratulated for presenting an English-reading public with a careful study of one of the major political forces that divided modern Spain: anticlericalism.  Scholars interested in the bitter controversies over religion and government will benefit from this well written and knowledgeable work."--Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Magis Distinguished Professor of History, Fordham University "Enrique Sanabria's book carefully and convincingly unpacks the welter of political factions invested in anticlericalism as a catch-all belief and identity from which a modernized Spain could be constructed. Sanabria does a good job of connecting Nakens, a truly interesting character, to the continued survival of the Restoration system via his profound belief in anticlericalism as a unifying vehicle with which to challenge the temporal and moral authority of the Catholic Church. Republicanism and Anticlerical Nationalism also highlight the role of the press as the lightening rod for the development of political dissent and a unifying force for opposition to the politics of the Restoration."--David Ortiz, Jr., University of Arizona