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Helen Graham - The Spanish Civil War (A Very Short Introduction) (2nd Hand Softback)

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This is a fascinating, extremely well written and nuanced explanation of the Spanish Civil War.

Amid the many catastrophes of the twentieth century, the Spanish Civil War continues to exert a particular fascination among history buffs and the lay reader alike. This Very Short Introduction integrates the political, social and cultural history of the Spanish Civil War. It sets out the domestic and international context of the war for a general readership.

Spain was a cauldron of competing interest groups in the early 1930's - with the Catholic Church, the fascist Falange and the new Republican government fighting for power. Enter the army, with decades of brutal experience in North Africa, with Franco rising to lead it, and the southern poor, the left and those (teachers, poets, thinkers . . . ) who posed an intellectual threat are running for their lives.

Key Points this book this book outlines :

  • Hugely emotive and enduring subject that inspired writers such as Hemingway, Orwell, and Laurie Lee.
  • Integrates the political, social, and cultural history of the civil war.
  • Discusses the latest historical debates and applies a highly dramatic narrative, with plenty of personal experience woven into the analysis.
  • Assesses the impact of the war on Spain's transition to democracy and its contemporary political culture.
  • Format : Smaller 2nd Hand Softback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
  • Published : 20005 (Oxford University Press)
  • ISBN : 9780192803771
  • SKU : B003208
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"It would be a monumental challenge to describe the causes and complex course of this protracted conflict in a short survey. The author succeeded in providing an illuminating succinct narrative and a cogent analysis of the socio political and cultural origins of the conflict in just over 190 pages." - Google Review.

"This is a wonderful little volume that explains the background, the Civil War itself, and the aftereffects in a short, but informative text. As it states at the beginning, it is not going to cover the battles themselves, so if you want that, you should choose a different book. If you are looking for a good overview of the ideologies, the leadership, and the international implications of this war." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Helen Graham is an historian. She is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the Department of History, Royal Holloway University of London.

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