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The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898-1923

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This is the first full account in any language of Spain's disastrous war with the United States in 1898, in which it lost the remnants of its old empire. It is also the first comprehensive analysis of the ensuing political and social crisis in Spain from the loss of empire through the First World War to the military coup of 1923. Balfour's study essential reading for anyone interested in the roots of the Spanish crisis in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Overview


This is the first full account in any language of Spain's disastrous war with the United States in 1898, in which it lost the remnants of its old empire. It is also the first comprehensive analysis of the ensuing political and social crisis in Spain from the loss of empire through the First World War to the military coup of 1923. Balfour's study essential reading for anyone interested in the roots of the Spanish crisis in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198205074
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of Maps
Prologue 1
1 The Colonial Wars and the Disaster of 1898 11
2 The Aftermath of Disaster 49
3 Regenerationism: The Revolt of the Middle Classes 64
4 Dancing with Corpses: Popular Responses to War and Disaster 92
5 Between the Mobs and the Troops: The Catalan Challenge 132
6 The Rifle Without a Target: The Military in the Aftermath of the Disaster 164
7 The Revolution from Above 188
8 The Fall of the Restoration System 1914-1923 211
Epilogue: Right-wing Regenerationism and The Imperial Myth 230
Sources and Bibliography 235
Index 263
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