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Spain at war : society, culture and mobilization, 1936-44

Author: James Matthews
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Spain's principal and most devastating war during the 20th century was, unusually for most of Europe, an internal conflict. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939 two competing armies - the insurgent and counterrevolutionary Nationalist Army and the Republican Popular Army - engaged in a conflict to impose their version of Spanish identity and the right to shape the country's future. In its aftermath,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Matthews, James.
Spain at War : Society, Culture and Mobilization, 1936-1944.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Matthews
ISBN: 9781350030107 1350030104 9781350030138 1350030139 9781350030114 1350030112
OCLC Number: 1089018526
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 The Wartime Mobilization of Spanish Society, 1936-44: An Introduction; Part 1 Initial Mobilization; Chapter 2 'With Nothing but Our Bared Chests': Republican Armed Columns in the Militia Phase of the Spanish Civil War; Chapter 3 Red Berets, Blue Shirts: Nationalist Militia Forces in the Spanish Civil War; Part 2 Mobilizing for Total War; Chapter 4 Foot Soldiers for the Two Spains: Conscript Experience during the Spanish Civil War Chapter 5 Desertion and Shirking in the Spanish Civil War: Man versus PropagandaChapter 6 The Reds and the Greens: Encounters between Moroccan and Republican Enemies during the Spanish Civil War; Chapter 7 Republican Spies and Their Civilian Informers in the Nationalist Rear Guard during the Spanish Civil War; Part 3 Rearguard Areas and Actors; Chapter 8 Political Economies and Monetary Policies during the Spanish Civil War; Chapter 9 Social Work in the Spanish Civil War; Chapter 10 A Lost Generation? Children and the Spanish Civil War Chapter 11 Homefront Cooking: Eating and Daily Life in Republican Cities during the Spanish Civil WarPart 4 Legacies of the Spanish Civil War, 1939-44; Chapter 12 The Demobilization of Francoist and Republican War Veterans, 1939-44: A Great Divergence?; Chapter 13 A Spanish Exception in a War of Extermination? The 'Blue Division' on the Eastern Front, 1941-4; Chapter 14 'Boys into Men': Martial Masculinity and Sexual Behaviour in Franco's Army, 1939-44; Index
Responsibility: Matthews, James.

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"Spain's principal and most devastating war during the 20th century was, unusually for most of Europe, an internal conflict. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939 two competing armies - the insurgent and counterrevolutionary Nationalist Army and the Republican Popular Army - engaged in a conflict to impose their version of Spanish identity and the right to shape the country's future. In its aftermath, Francoist Spain remained on a war footing for the duration of the Second World War. In spite of the unabated flood of books on the Spanish Civil War and its consequences, historians of Spain in the 20th century have focused relatively little on the interaction of society and culture, and their roles in wartime mobilization. Spain at War addresses this omission through an examination of individual experiences of conflict and the mobilization of society. This edited volume acknowledges the agency of low-ranking individuals and the impact of their choices upon the historical processes that shaped the conflict and its aftermath. In doing so, this new military history provides a more complex and nuanced understanding of Spain's most intense period of wartime cultural mobilization between the years 1936 to 1944 and challenges traditional political accounts of the period."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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