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Is Spain different? : a comparative look at the 19th and 20th centuries

Author: Nigel Townson
Publisher: Eastbourne, England : Sussex Academic Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Sussex studies in Spanish history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The slogan that launched the tourist industry in the 1960s, "Spain is Different!," has come to haunt historians. Much effort and energy have been expended ever since in endeavoring to show that Spain has not been different, but normal. Still, many of the defining features of the country's past-the civil wars, the weak liberalism, the Franco dictatorship-are taken as evidence of its distinctiveness. A related problem  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Is Spain different? : a comparative look at the 19th and 20th centuries.
Eastbourne, England : Sussex Academic Press, ©2015
viii, 189 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Townson
ISBN: 9781782841746 1782841741 9781782841722 1782841725
OCLC Number: 908064934
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; The Editor and Contributors; Introduction Spain: A Land Apart? --
Nigel Townson; 1. The Debate Over The Nation --
José Álvarez Aunco; 2. The Civil Wars Of The 19th Century: An Exceptional Path To Modernization? --
María Cruz Romeo Mateo; 3. Anticlericalism And Secularization: A European Exception? --
Nigel Townson ; 4. The Second Republic: A Noble Failure? --
Edward Malefakis ; 5. The Spanish Civil War: A Unique Conflict? --
Michael Seidman ; 6. 'Spain Is Different'? The Franco Dictatorship --
Nigel Townson. 7. The Transition: A Global Model? --
Pamela Radcliff Index; Back Cover.
Series Title: Sussex studies in Spanish history.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Townson.

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The slogan that launched the tourist industry in the 1960s, Spain is different, has come to haunt historians. This book tackles a number of key themes in modern Spanish history: liberalism,  Read more...

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"Analytically the most intelligent book to come out of Spain in recent years." -- Stanley Payne, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 
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