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By Christopher Ross

ISBN-10: 0340981741

ISBN-13: 9780340981740

Spain for the reason that 1812, 3rd variation has been revised and up to date to take account of the coverage and picture alterations brought via Rodriguez Zapatero's Socialist executive after 2004. It examines negotiations to finish violence within the Basque state, Spain's altering dating with the ecu Union and the us, and the results of the defeated Conservatives at the present political weather. prepared chronologically, each one bankruptcy starts with-and is determined in context by-an assessment of significant occasions and pursuits in Europe as a complete. The textual content locations emphasis on realizing significant advancements and their reasons, and the relationships among them. Spanish phrases linked to key ideas and figures are brought and defined through the textual content, and extracts from modern Spanish texts within the unique and in translation allow scholars to determine first hand the temper of the time. Chapters finish with themes for dialogue to motivate serious pondering.

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During the Second Thus began the notorious ‘Tragic Week’. Republic it emerged as a national political force, heading a number For days the city was in chaos, effectively cut of governments before it off. Inflamed by the anticlerical rhetoric of suddenly collapsed in 1935 the anarchists and of Alejandro Lerroux, (pp55–6). populist leader of the Radical Republican See also: Pacto de San Party and a formidable rabble-rouser, mobs Sebastián (p44) sacked Church buildings and attacked both 28 Spain since 1812 priests and nuns.

Cuba, nominally independent, became a de facto American dependency, Puerto Rico and the Philippines de jure US colonies. At home, reactions among the Restoration elite ranged from shock to cynicism; of meaningful reforms there was no sign. Yet, even so, ‘the disaster’ marked a turning point, in that it gave fresh impetus to those currents within Spanish opinion convinced of the urgent need for real change. Summary of main points Liberals • Although liberal ideas gained a foothold in Spain relatively early, the Spanish liberal movement lacked a solid social basis in the form of a commerciallyminded middle class and was divided between conservative and radical wings.

Neutrality in the First World War, though it spared Spain the appalling bloodshed suffered by the belligerent nations, also meant that it never experienced the surge of social solidarity felt by these; indeed the conflict actually opened up a further split in what was already a deeply divided country, this time between partisans of France and Germany. For these, and other reasons, Spaniards largely lacked a strong sense of common identity to counter the competing claims, not just of regionalism but also of class loyalty.

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