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Author Romero Salvadó, Francisco J., 1960-

Title Twentieth-century Spain : politics and society in Spain, 1898-1998 / Francisco J. Romero Salvadó.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press ; Houndmills, Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  946.08 ROME    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 219 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Series European history in perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Liberal Monarchy: The Politics of Notables, 1898-1923 -- 3. From Dictatorship to Republic, 1923-31 -- 4. The Second Republic: A Brief Exercise in Democracy, 1931-6 -- 5. A Modern Crusade: The Spanish Tragedy, 1936-9 -- 6. Franco, Regent for Life, 1939-75 -- 7. The Triumph of Democracy, 1975-98.
Summary Twentieth-Century Spain tells the gripping story of this country's long and often painful struggle towards modernity. During this period, Spain has seen two monarchies, one republic, two dictatorships and one of the bloodiest civil wars in Europe's recent history. This book provides a comprehensive, thorough and detailed analysis of Spain's political, social and economic evolution throughout this century. It examines the crisis and collapse of clientelist politics and the attempts at reform during the inter-war years through military dictatorship and progressive republic. The choice was ultimately to be decided by three years of civil war fought between the left-wing Republican forces and the Nationalists, led by General Franco and backed by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
The Nationalist victory held Spain under Franco's authoritarian rule for almost forty years - the only pro-Axis regime to survive into the liberal-democratic era of Western Europe after 1945. Finally, the dismantlement of the Francoist state and the consolidation of democracy are discussed together with an assessment of Spain's current political situation.
Subject Spain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Variant Title 20th century Spain
ISBN 0312216262 (hbk. : St. Martin's)
0312216297 (pbk. : St. Martin's)
0333636961 (hbk. : Macmillan)
033363697X (pbk. : Macmillan)
0312216262 (cloth)
0312216297 (pbk.)