The Basque Insurgents

Overview

Blamed, at first, by the Spanish government for the recent Madrid train bombings, ETA (Euzkadi ta Askatasuna), the Basque nationalist organization, has been perhaps the most violent insurgent group on the European continent. Yet little is known about it outside of Spain. This book, now back in print, offers a full analytical study of ETA.

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Overview

Blamed, at first, by the Spanish government for the recent Madrid train bombings, ETA (Euzkadi ta Askatasuna), the Basque nationalist organization, has been perhaps the most violent insurgent group on the European continent. Yet little is known about it outside of Spain. This book, now back in print, offers a full analytical study of ETA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299096540
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/1984
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix
Tables xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
A Note on Style xix
Part 1 The Historical Record
1. The Origins of ETA 3
2. The Ideological Struggle within ETA: 1959-70 28
3. ETA in the Last Years of the Franco Regime: 1971-75 57
4. ETA in Post-Franco Spain: 1976-80 87
Part 2 Patterns of Basque Insurgency
5. Patterns of ETA Violence: 1968-80 123
6. Characteristics of ETA Members: The Personal Factor 141
7. The Basque People and ETA: Sources and Dimensions of Popular Support 166
8. Geography and Insurgency: The Territorial Base of ETA 185
9. ETA's Institutional Imperatives: Organization and Operations 204
10. ETA and the Spanish State: Challenge and Response 236
Reference Matter
Appendix 1. Principal ETA Members 283
Appendix 2. Political Terms and Organizations 286
Appendix 3. Major Events in the History of Euzkadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) 290
Notes 295
Index 317
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