This is a much-needed new overview of Spanish social and political history which sets developments in twentieth-century Spain within a broader European context. Juli n Casanova, one of Spain's leading historians, and Carlos Gil Andr s chart the country's experience of democracy, dictatorship and civil war and its dramatic transformation from an agricultural and rural society to an industrial and urban society fully integrated into Europe. They address key questions and issues that continue to be discussed and debated in contemporary historiography, such as why the Republic was defeated, why Franco's dictatorship lasted so long and what mark it has left on contemporary Spain. This is an essential book for students as well as for anyone interested in Spain's turbulent twentieth century.
Author: Julián Casanova, Carlos Gil Andrés Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 07/03/2014 Pages: 380 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.60lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.10w x 0.90d ISBN: 9781107016965
About the Author Casanova, Julián: - Julián Casanova is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Zaragoza.Gil Andrés, Carlos: - Carlos Gil Andrés teaches history at Rey Don García of Nájera.