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The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

 
 
 
 
The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Helen Graham
ISBN 13: 9780192803771
ISBN 10: 192803778
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-06-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $11.95
 
 

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. In addition to tracing the course of war, the book locates the war's origins in the cumulative social and cultural anxieties provoked by a process of rapid, uneven and accelerating modernism taking place all over Europe. This shared context is key to the continued sense of the war's importance. The book also examines the myriad of political polemics to which the war has given rise, as well as all of the latest historical debates. It assesses the impact of the war on Spain's transition to democracy and on the country's contemporary political culture.