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The Spanish Civil War
     

The Spanish Civil War

by Stanley G. Payne
 

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ISBN-10: 0521174708

ISBN-13: 9780521174701

Pub. Date: 09/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents an original new history of the most important conflict in European affairs during the 1930s, prior to the events that produced World War II - the Spanish Civil War. It describes the complex origins of the conflict, the collapse of the Spanish Republic, and the outbreak of the only mass worker revolution in the history of Western Europe. Stanley

Overview

This book presents an original new history of the most important conflict in European affairs during the 1930s, prior to the events that produced World War II - the Spanish Civil War. It describes the complex origins of the conflict, the collapse of the Spanish Republic, and the outbreak of the only mass worker revolution in the history of Western Europe. Stanley Payne explains the character of the Spanish revolution and the complex web of republican politics, while also examining in detail the development of Franco's counterrevolutionary dictatorship. Payne gives attention to the multiple meanings and interpretations of war and examines why the conflict provoked such strong reactions in its own time, and long after. The book also explains the military history of the war and its place in the history of military development, the non-intervention policy of the democracies, and the role of German, Italian, and Soviet intervention, concluding with an analysis of the place of the war in European affairs and in comparative perspective of revolutionary civil wars of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521174701
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Series:
Cambridge Essential Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
742,258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Modernization and conflict in Spain; 2. From revolutionary insurrection to popular front; 3. The breakdown of democracy; 4. The military insurrection of the eighteenth of July; 5. The Battle of Madrid - the first turning point; 6. Revolution; 7. Terror; 8. A war of religion; 9. Franco's counter-revolution; 10. Foreign intervention and non-intervention; 11. Soviet policy in Spain, 1936-9; 12. The propaganda and culture war; 13. A second counter-revolution?: the power struggle in the republican zone; 14. The decisive northern campaigns of 1937-8; 15. The war at sea and in the air; 16. Civil wars within a civil war; 17. The war in perspective; 18. Costs and consequences: the long dictatorship.

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