The Spanish Civil War

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September 2005



Though it is nearly seventy years since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, it still remains a compelling subject surrounded by fierce controversy. Romero Salvadó offers an absorbing and vivid analysis of the origins, course and outcomes of the Spanish tragedy. Unravelling the myths that have distorted this fascinating topic, the Spanish conflict is examined as a watershed - the most brutal example of the crisis of modernity that polarized Europe in the inter-war years.


List of Abbreviations
The Painful Road to Modernity
The Second Republic (1931-1936): A Brief Essay in Democracy
The Distorting Mirror: The International Dimension of the Spanish Civil War
Apocalypse in 1936 Spain
Breaking the Stalemate (December 1936 - March 1938)
The Republic's Defeat (March 1938 - March 1939): Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
Epilogue: The Legacy of the Spanish Civil War
Select Bibliography


Francisco J. Romero Salvadó


'A lively and engaging study.' - George Esenwein, University of Florida, USA
'One of the most readable narrative accounts of the Spanish Second Republic, and its decline into civil war, currently available.' - Michael Richards, University of the West of England, UK
'Romero Salvadó has produced an up-to-date analytical account, told chronologically, in order to guide the reader towards a clearer understanding of complex historical events...a clear, concise and highly readable account of the Civil War that is bound to be of value to students and general readers alike.' - The British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain
'For all its clarity, conciseness, the breadth of its sources (including some primary ones) and the author's clear command of these, The Spanish Civil War is highly recommendable to readers of all levels of familiaritiy with the Spanish conflict.' - Gerald Blaney, Jr., Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
'The Spanish Civil War demonstrates the qualities that are the hallmarks of a good general history. It packs a welter of precise detail, densely presented, into a narrative in which the authorial voice is strong but never simply tracks the inevitable.' - Judith Keene, Journal of Contemporary History
'The author shows a total mastery of the subject....the outcome is an engaging, serious, alluring and, above all, necessary work.' - Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco, Historia Contemporánea
'a very competent synthetic account that is soundly based on recent historiography.' - Mary Vincent, H-Soz-u-Kult
EAN: 9780333754368
ISBN: 0333754360
Untertitel: 'Twentieth Century Wars'. 5 maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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