A Social History of Modern Spain
By (author) Adrian Shubert
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Social History of Modern Spain by Adrian Shubert
Book DescriptionInsightful and accessible, A Social History of Modern Spain is the first comprehensive social history of modern Spain in any language. Adrian Shubert analyzes the social development of Spain since 1800. He explores the social conflicts at the root of the Spanish Civil War and how that war and the subsequent changes from democracy to Franco and back again have shaped the social relations of the country. Paying equal attention to the rural and urban worlds and respecting the great regional diversity within Spain, Shubert draws a sophisticated picture of a country struggling with the problems posed by political, economic, and social change. He begins with an overview of the rural economy and the relationship of the people to the land, then moves on to an analysis of the work and social lives of the urban population. He then discusses the changing roles of the clergy, the military, and the various local government, community, and law enforcement officials. A Social History of Modern Spain concludes with an analysis of the dramatic political, economic, and social changes during the Franco regime and during the subsequent return to democracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415090834
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In his interpretation of bullfighting, the author of this text maintains that the view of the sport as Spain's rejection of the modern world is both the product of myth and a complete misunderstanding of the real roots of the contemporary bullfight.
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This lively new textbook is a comprehensive treatment of Spanish history, capturing nearly two centuries of Spain in one volume. Combining new approaches and research, it will be an invaluable for anyone studying modern Europe.
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