Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939

Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939

Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939

Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939

Synopsis

This collection of essays constitutes a magnificent monument to recent scholarship on the Second Republic and the Civil War. It is indispensable for a full understanding of the period.' - Raymond Carr

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The student of the Spanish Civil War and its immediate origins has, until very recently, been at an enormous disadvantage by comparison with colleagues concerned with the comparable experiences of Italy, Germany or Austria. the defeat of the Axis dictatorships permitted a wholesale opening of archives which was the basis not only for research into the fascist period but also for investigation of the social and political conflicts which preceded it. One of the side effects of the fact that General Franco failed ultimately to join his erstwhile Axis backers in declaring war on the Western allies was that archives remained closed. in any case, much documentation was destroyed during the Civil War . . .

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