Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War
The tragedy that devastated Spain for 33 months from July 1936 to April 1939, was, first and foremost, a brutal fratricidal conflict, the product of the fatal clash between diametrically opposed views of Spain and an attempt to settle crucial issues which had divided Spaniards for generations: agrarian reform, recognition of the identity of the historical regions (Catalonia, the Basque Country), and the roles of the Catholic Church and the armed forces in a modern state. Being a war between Spaniards, it was particularly brutal, but it was also part of the broader move toward war in Europe and thus sucked in many "volunteers" from abroad. And it left a deep imprint since General Francisco Franco remained at the helm of the country until his death in 1975. The Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil war covers the history of the war, first through a long chronology, which highlights the major steps from the incubation to the conclusion. The overall situation is summed up in the introduction. Then the dictionary section fleshes it out, with over 600 entries on persons, places, events, institutions, battles, and campaigns. More reading can be found in an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Spanish Civil War.
What people are saying - Write a review
Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil WarUser Review - Book Verdict
The Spanish Civil War has been subject to many interpretations, both romantic and revisionist. This title seeks to "avoid taking sides," as series editor Woronoff puts it, and applies its just-the ... Read full review
About the Author
Other editions - View all
anarchist Antonio appointed April Aragon arrested August Azaﬁa Barcelona Battalion became brieﬂy cabinet Catalan Catalonia Catalunya Civil Guard commander Communist Comunista de Espafla Condor Legion Confederacion Nacional conﬂict coup December defeat defense dictatorship Emilio Mola exile Falange fascist February ﬁghting ﬁrst ﬂed to France forces foreign Francisco Franco Francisco Largo Caballero Generalitat Germany Guerra Civil Indalecio Prieto insurgents International Brigades Italian Italy jailed Jarama joined the Partido Jose Juan Negrin July June Junta later leader Madrid Manuel Azafla March Miguel Primo military militias Morocco Nacional del Trabajo Nationalist Spain November October ofﬁcer parliament Partido Comunista Partido Republicano Radical Partido Socialista Obrero party party’s political Popular Front POUM president Prieto Primo de Rivera prison PSOE regime Republican Army returned to Spain revolutionary Second Republic Segismundo Casado September 1936 Socialist Socialista Obrero Espaflol Soviet Union Spanish Civil Spanish Civil War Trabajo CNT troops Valencia volunteers