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Violencia : a new history of Spain : past, present and the future of the West

Author: Jason Webster
Publisher: London : Constable, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A controversial, urgent and new history of Spain from the best-selling interpreter of the country, Jason Webster. Spain's crises are deepening: Catalans struggle for independence, political parties push to the extremes, and the dead call restlessly to the living. Will the country follow the example of its history by resolving its problems once again through violence? Spain is often overlooked as a mere tourist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Webster
ISBN: 9781472129857 1472129857
OCLC Number: 1108728299
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The three faces of St James --
Pre-Spain --
Italian Spain --
German Spain --
Arabian Spain --
Heroic Spain --
1492 --
Austrian Spain --
French Spain --
Before --
During --
After.
Responsibility: Jason Webster.

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Violencia exposes the bloody heart of Spain - from its origins in the ancient past to the Civil War and the current crisis in Catalonia.  Read more...

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Jason Webster's Violencia is as opinionated as it is fascinating. Even on periods that I know well, I found it illuminating and always provocative. Moreover, as is to be expected from the man who Read more...

 
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