Between War and Revolution
By (author) Francisco J. Romero Salvado
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Spain, 1914-1918 by Francisco J. Romero Salvado
Book DescriptionThis work analyses the Spanish experience of the First World War in terms of the general crisis in Europe at this time. In Spain, as elsewhere, the impact of four years of devastating conflict resulted in ideological militancy, economic dislocation and social struggle. The author examines the slow decay of the ruling Liberal Monarchy during the war years, and the failure of the neutrality policy to save the existing regime. He looks at challenges to the Administration from: * the labour movement * the bourgeoisie * the army * international powers Romero shows a politically apathetic population galvanised by the war into fierce debate about belligerence or neutrality. The debate divides the nation and the new political awareness leads to a questioning of the Administrations authority. There is also vast economic and social change, as Spain exploits its privileged position as supplier to both sides of the war. These factors lead to galloping inflation, civil unrest and political turmoil, finally resulting in the revolutionary strike of 1917.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415212939
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francisco J. Romero Salvado
Agony of Spanish Liberalism, Hardback (May 2010)
It was during the period 1913-1923 that the seeds of political polarization and social violence culminating in the Spanish Civil War were sown. This volume explores the causes of the growing schism within Spanish society, focusing on the crisis of the Spanish liberal order, under challenge from newly mobilized forces on both the Right and Left.
Spanish Civil War, Paperback (September 2005)
Though it is nearly seventy years since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, it still remains a compelling subject surrounded by fierce controversy. Romero Salvado offers an absorbing and vivid analysis of the origins, course and outcomes of the Spanish tragedy.
Twentieth-century Spain, Paperback (May 1999)» View all books by Francisco J. Romero Salvado
This text tells the 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.
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