The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spain

The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spain

The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spain

The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spain

Synopsis

The role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth-century has been a neglected area of academic study. The Politics of Revenge redresses this providing a succinct and disturbing account.

Excerpt

Some of the ideas developed in this book were first tested in lectures, seminars and earlier articles. Where material has appeared before, it has been very substantially expanded and reworked for inclusion in the present volume to take into account later research by myself and others, to reflect changes in my own views and also to draw out the central themes of the book. What is now Chapter 1 was first given as a lecture at the Universidad Menéndez Pelayo in Santander in 1980. Parts of it were included in my essay on Spain in S.J. Woolf's Fascism in Europe (Methuen, London, 1981). I am grateful to Methuen & Co, for permission to reproduce it here. An earlier version of Chapter 2 was given as a lecture at Harvard in 1986 and subsequently published in Harvard University Center for European Studies, Working Paper Series no. 13. Chapter 3 is an extension of the central section of my inaugural lecture as Professor of History at Queen Mary College and has not previously been published. Chapter 4 started life as a paper at the Institute of Historical Research in London. Chapter 5 was given as a lecture at the Maison des Sciences de I'Homme in Paris and originally appeared in Martin Blinkhorn's edited collection Fascists and Conservatives in Europe (Unwin Hyman, London 1990). Part of Chapter 6 draws on some material which appeared in my contribution to Élites and Power in Modern Spain. Essays for Raymond Carr, edited by Frances Lannon and Paul Preston (The Clarendon Press, 1990). I would like to thank Oxford University Press for permission to reprint it. Chapter 7 on the extreme right is a much extended version of a short article which appeared in New Society in 1973. A rather shorter version of Chapter 8 appeared in Christopher Abel and Nissa Torrents, Spain. Conditional Democracy (Croom Helm, London, 1983). I am grateful to Croom Helm for permission to reproduce it here.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.