Guns, Culture and Moors: Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Guns, Culture and Moors: Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

by Ali Al Tuma

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Overview

The history of the Moroccan troops in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) is the story of an encounter between two culturally and ethnically different people, and the attempts by both sides, Moroccan and Spanish, to take control of this contact. This book shows to what extent colonials could participate in negotiating limits and taboos rather than being only on the receiving end of them. The examination of this encounter, in its military, religious, as well as sexual aspects, sheds new light on colonial relations, and on how unique or typical the Spanish colonial case is in comparison to other European ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138298132
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/13/2018
Series: Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain Series
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ali Al Tuma is a JSPS fellow at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and was a faculty member at Leiden University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Combat and Life in the Army

1: A military overview of the Spanish Civil War and the role of the Moroccan troops

2: The Moroccans on the battlefield

3: The Moroccan and his army

Part II: Women and Religion. Moroccans and the Spanish Society

4: Victims, wives and concubines. Relations between Moroccan troops and Spanish women

5: Moros y Cristianos. Religious aspects of the participation of Moroccan soldiers in the war

Part III: The Moroccan as Enemy, the Moroccan as ‘Brother’

6: The Republic and the Moroccans

7: To be Spanish, to be Moroccan

Conclusions

Appendices

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