A Time of Silence
Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain, 1936-1945
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Time of Silence by Michael P. Richards
Book DescriptionThe years 1936-1945 in Spain saw catastrophic civil war followed by fierce repression and economic misery. Families were torn apart and social relations were disrupted by death, exile and defeat. Society became traumatized so deeply that people avoided talking openly of these years for decades. This study attempts to show how the Civil War was understood and absorbed, particularly by those who could claim themselves as 'the victors', during and in the immediate aftermath of the conflict. It does so by exploring the interchanges between violence, ideas and economics during a period in which liberalism was seen as foreign contagion that infected carriers of impurities such as freemasons, regional nationalists, the working class, non-Catholics and women. This was the context of the internal colonization that confirmed Franco's victory, concentrated economic power, and left executions and starvation in its wake.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025065
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael P. Richards
Splintering of Spain, Paperback (December 2010)
This 2005 book explores the ideas and culture surrounding the cataclysmic civil war that engulfed Spain from 1936 to 1939.
Time of Silence, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Michael P. Richards
An account of the fierce repression and economic misery in wartime Spain 1936-45.
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