The Spanish Civil War became the setting for the struggle between revolution and counter-revolution as well as being, for many outsiders, the place of armed conflict between the forces of democracy and fascism. This book is a path-breaking synthesis of political, social and cultural history concerning the anarchist revolution during the Spanish Civil War by Spain's leading historian of the Civil War.
Table of Contents
Note to the English Edition Part One: Power in the Street 1. History Accelerates 2. The Seeds of Confrontation 3. The Symbols of Identity 4. On the Road to Insurrection 5. Correcting the Route Part Two: The People in Arms 6. The Summer of 1936 7. War and Revolution. 8. Decline and Fall. Epilogue: The Uprooting. Appendix: Anarchism in Spanish Contemporary History
Julián Casanova is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He is the author of several books including Anarquismo y revolucion en la sociedad rural aragonesa, 1936-38 (Siglo XXI, Madrid, 1985) and La Iglesia de Franco (Temas de Hoy, Madrid, 2001).
'A Solidly researched revisionist.' - IJIS 18