Interrogating Francoism: History and Dictatorship in Twentieth-Century Spain

Interrogating Francoism: History and Dictatorship in Twentieth-Century Spain

by Helen Graham (Editor)

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Overview

Helen Graham here brings together leading historians of international renown to examine 20th-century Spain in light of Franco's dictatorship and its legacy.

Interrogating Francoism uses a three-part structure to look at the old regime, the civil war and the forging of Francoism; the nature of Franco's dictatorship; and the 'history wars' that have since taken place over his legacy. Social, political, economic and cultural historical approaches are integrated throughout and 'top down' political analysis is incorporated along with 'bottom up' social perspectives. The book places Spain and Francoism in comparative European context and explores the relationship between the historical debates and present-day political and ideological controversies in Spain.

In part a tribute to Paul Preston, the foremost historian of contemporary Spain today, Interrogating Francoism includes an interview with Professor Preston and a comprehensive bibliography of his work, as well as extensive further readings in English. It is a crucial volume for all students of 20th-century Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472576347
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Helen Graham is Professor of Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She is the author of The Spanish Republic at War (2003), The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction (2005) and The War and its Shadow: Spain's Civil War in Europe's Long Twentieth Century (2012).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Writing Spain's Twentieth Century in(to) Europe (Helen Graham, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Part I – The Endurance of the Old Regime: Structures, Mentalities and Everyday Life
1. Twentieth-Century Catholicisms: Religion as Prison, as Haven, as 'Clamp' (Maria A. Thomas, University of Exeter, UK)
2. Building Alliances against the New? Monarchy and the Military in Industrialising Spain (Francisco Romero Salvadó, University of Bristol, UK)
3. Reform as Promise and Threat: Political Progressives and Blueprints for Change in 1930s Spain (Helen Graham)
Part II – Making Dictatorship: Discourse, Policy and Practice
4. 'Productive Hatreds': Radical Segregationist Discourses and the Making of Francoism (Isabelle Rohr, Independent Scholar, UK)
5. A Coup against Change: Repression in Seville and the Assault against Civilian Society (Rúben Serém, University of Nottingham, UK, and the New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
6. Natural Alliances: The Impact of Nazism and Fascism on Franco's Domestic Policies (Angel Viñas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)
7. States of War: 'Being Civilian' in 1940s Spain (Jorge Marco, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain/University of Bath, UK)
Part III – Making Memory: History and the Future of Dictatorship
8. Stories for After a War: Social Memory and the making of Urban and Industrial Transition in 1960s Spain (Michael Richards, University of the West of England, UK)
9. Disremembering Francoism: What is at Stake in Spain's Memory Wars? (Julián Casanova, University of Zaragoza, Spain, and CEU, Hungary)
Part IV - Bibliographies
Biographies for a Caudillo after a War: A Bibliography of Franco Biographies (Enrique Moradiellos, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain)
Cumulative Bibliography of the Work of Paul Preston (Maria A. Thomas)
Part V - CODA
Ten Questions for Paul Preston
PhDs supervised by Paul Preston
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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