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Élites and power in twentieth-century Spain : essays in honour of Sir Raymond Carr /
edited by Frances Lannon and Paul Preston.
imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
description
xii, 314 p. : ill.
ISBN
0198228805
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imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
isbn
0198228805
catalogue key
1519683
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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'While historical in scope and method, this perceptive volume has something to offer political scientists interested in modern Spain.'Political Studies'To a large extent, they [the essays] reflect their respective authors particular specializations, yet they also present a coherent and comprehensive panorama of the period.'Sheelagh Ellwood, History Today'elegant little Festschrift ... Quality is uniformly high, without a single weak contribution, which is unusual for this kind of volume ... these eight studies comprise a distinctive book that can be strongly recommended for the understanding of the extreme right, the military and the Axis connection during the long history of the Franco regime.'Stanley G. Payne, University of Wisconsin-Madison, European History Quarterly'Rarely ... can a historian have been more deserving of celebration in a work such as that now published by Frances Lannon and Paul Preston on the manner in which different élites have responded to change. Most of the contributors having been his students, the insight and vigour of this work form a fitting tribute to Sir Raymond Carr.'Charles Esdaile, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Volume LXIX, Number 3, July 1992
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Summaries
Main Description
Distinguished contributors draw on the latest research into the elites who have striven to dominate, exploit, or change the structures of power in modern Spain.
Long Description
This collection of essays by friends and pupils of Sir Raymond Carr explores important issues of authority and legitimacy, providing intriguing insights into Spain's turbulent development throughout the twentieth century. Drawing on the latest research to provide studies of diverse individuals and groups--including generals, bishops, entrepreneurs, rural grandees, Falangists and Socialists, reformers and revolutionaries--the volume provides a cohesive look at the elites who have striven to dominate, exploit, or change the structures of power in modern Spain.
Long Description
This book examines the élites who have striven to dominate, exploit, or change the structures of power in modern Spain. For much of the twentieth century, Spain has seethed with intense conflict between Catholics and anti-clericals, landowners and peasants, workers and industrialists, centralists and regionalists, liberal democrats and authoritarian soldiers. Periods of outright violence - 1917-1923 and 1936-1939 - have been followed by repressivedictatorships. Yet even under Primo de Rivera and Franco, the struggle continued over how, why, and by whom political, social, and economic power should be exercised. The contributors, friends and pupils of Sir Raymond Carr, have drawn on the latest research to provide intriguing new insightsinto Spain's turbulent development throughout the twentieth century.

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