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The Collapse of the Spanish Republic, 1933-1936

 

This book focuses on the short but crucial period that led to the collapse of the Spanish Republic and set the stage for the ensuing civil war. , an internationally known scholar of modern Spanish history, details the political shifts that occurred from 1933 to 1936 and examines the actions and inactions of key actors during these years. Using their own memoirs, speeches, and declarations, he challenges previous perceptions of various major players, including President . The breakdown of political coalitions and the internal rifts between Spain’s bourgeois and labor classes sparked many instances of violent dissent in the mid-1930s. The book addresses the election of 1933 and the destabilizing insurrection that followed, ’s failed attempts to control the major parties, and the backlash that resulted. The alliances of the socialist left with communism and the right with fascism are also explored, as is the role of forces outside Spain in spurring the violence that eventually exploded into war.

Acerca de Stanley G. Payne

Stanley G. Payne es catedrático emérito de Historia en la Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison. Ha publicado una veintena de libros sobre Historia de España y Europacontemporánea. Entre los más recientes, ¿Por qué la República perdió la guerra? y La Europa revolucionaria. Las guerras civiles que marcaron el siglo XX. Es miembro de laAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences y correspondiente de las RR. AA. de Historia y Ciencias Morales y Políticas de España. También, codirector del Journal of Contemporary History y miembro del Consejo Editorial de la revista www.kosmos-polis.com. En el otoño de 2014 ha publicado Franco, una biografía personal y política, (Wisconsin Press), Estados Unidos y (Espasa), España, junto al historiador Jesús Palacios,

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