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The Spanish Civil War. Cambridge Essential Histories

 

This book presents an original new history of the most important conflict in during the 1930s, prior to the events that produced World War II – . It describes the complex origins of the conflict, the collapse of the Spanish Republic, and the outbreak of the only mass worker revolution in the history of Western Europe. explains the character of the and the complex web of republican politics, while also examining in detail the development of Franco’s counterrevolutionary dictatorship. Payne gives attention to the multiple meanings and interpretations of war and examines why the conflict provoked such strong reactions in its own time, and long after. The book also explains the military history of the war and its place in the history of military development, the non-intervention policy of the democracies, and the role of German, Italian, and Soviet intervention, concluding with an analysis of the place of the war in European affairs and in comparative perspective of revolutionary civil wars of the twentieth century.

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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