Juan Carlos of Spain: Self-Made Monarch

Juan Carlos of Spain: Self-Made Monarch

by Charles Powell
     
 
Widely acknowledged as a key figure in Spain's remarkable transition to democracy following General Franco's death in 1975, King Juan Carlos consolidated his reputation as a champion of democracy by aborting the attempted military coup of 23 February 1981. This political biography of the Spanish monarch sheds new light on his childhood, the process whereby he became

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Widely acknowledged as a key figure in Spain's remarkable transition to democracy following General Franco's death in 1975, King Juan Carlos consolidated his reputation as a champion of democracy by aborting the attempted military coup of 23 February 1981. This political biography of the Spanish monarch sheds new light on his childhood, the process whereby he became Franco's successor in 1969, his subsequent contribution to his nation's democratization, and his role as constitutional monarch since 1978, both at home and abroad.

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A portrait and political biography of one of the world's more respected statesmen, from his childhood and adolescence through the awkward years of his role as Franco's chosen successor as the Head of State of an authoritarian regime to his achievements in promoting the new democracy after Franco's death in 1975. Covers in detail the King's current role as constitutional monarch, his efforts to hold the newly created semi-federal Spanish state together, and his hitherto ignored contribution to foreign policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312127527
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
St. Antony's Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.79(h) x 1.04(d)

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