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The Spanish Civil War: Origins, Course and Outcomes (Twentieth Century Wars) [Paperback]

Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
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9 Sep 2005 Twentieth Century Wars
The Spanish Civil War was more than a fratricidal struggle. Nobody could have predicted in July 1936 that a failed military coup could give way to three years of vicious conflict, transcending national barriers and arousing passions and divisions throughout Europe. In one form or another, all the great powers were involved in the affair. Yet it was the appeal to common people which surrounded the war in Spain with special nostalgia and romanticism. Seen by many as the first opportunity to defend democracy and prevent the growth of Fascism, the Spanish Civil War became the 'last great cause' - an almost epic struggle in which thousands of men and women went to fight as volunteers in, what was for many, a distant and unknown country.

The Spanish Civil War
- provides a comprehensive and thorough analysis of this fascinating and complex subject
- examines the social and political polarisation of both the Bourbon Monarchy (1874-1931) and the Second Republic (1931-1936)
- offers an original and gripping account of the political, social and military impact of the conflict on the two warring Spains
- explores the crucial international dimension of the war
- considers the legacy which was ensured by the establishment of a dictatorship whose primary objective was the persecution and punishment of the vanquished.

Clear and concise, this is the essential guide to one of the most terrible wars of the twentieth century.

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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (9 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333754360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333754368
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A lively and engaging study.' - George Esenwein, University of Florida, USA

'One of the most readable narrative accounts of the Spanish Second Republic, and its decline into civil war, currently available.' - Michael Richards, University of the West of England, UK

'Romero Salvadó has produced an up-to-date analytical account, told chronologically, in order to guide the reader towards a clearer understanding of complex historical events...a clear, concise and highly readable account of the Civil War that is bound to be of value to students and general readers alike.' - The British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain
'For all its clarity, conciseness, the breadth of its sources (including some primary ones) and the author's clear command of these, The Spanish Civil War is highly recommendable to readers of all levels of familiaritiy with the Spanish conflict.' - Gerald Blaney, Jr., Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
'The Spanish Civil War demonstrates the qualities that are the hallmarks of a good general history. It packs a welter of precise detail, densely presented, into a narrative in which the authorial voice is strong but never simply tracks the inevitable.' - Judith Keene, Journal of Contemporary History
'The author shows a total mastery of the subject….the outcome is an engaging, serious, alluring and, above all, necessary work.' - Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco, Historia Contemporánea
'a very competent synthetic account that is soundly based on recent historiography.' - Mary Vincent, H-Soz-u-Kult

About the Author

FRANCISCO J. ROMERO SALVADÓ is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at London Metropolitan University, UK. He is an expert on modern Spanish history and politics and inter-war Europe.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and concise 18 Dec 2009
This is an excelent overview of this tragic conflict, maybe a touch biased on the republican side, but none the less a good read. It is more openly critical of British an French involvement (none-involvement) than other similar histories authored by British and American historians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An overview of a war which in 1936 represented not just a failed military coup, but years of violence 28 April 2006
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College-level students of modern warfare shouldn't neglect this fine overview of a war which in 1936 represented not just a failed military coup, but years of violence and divisions which were to affect the whole of Europe. Salvado's scholarly analysis of the war considers not only military strategy but the politics and social impact of its effects, providing an original analysis which explores the legacy of the war where a dictatorship was concerned with persecution and punishment. An important history, Salvado's SPANISH CIVIL WAR assumes no prior knowledge of events or underlying influences.
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