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SPAIN:FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY
This comprehensive survey of Spains history looks at the major political, social, and economic changes that took place from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the twentyfirst century.
A thorough introduction to postCivil War Spain, from its development under Franco and subsequent transition to democracy up to the present day
Tusell was a celebrated public figure and historian. During his lifetime he negotiated the return to Spain of Picassos Guernica, was elected UCD councillor for Madrid, and became a respected media commentator before his untimely death in 2005
Includes a biography and political assessment of Francisco Franco
Covers a number of pertinent topics, including fascism, isolationism, political opposition, economic development, decolonization, terrorism, foreign policy, and democracy
Provides a context for understanding the continuing tensions between democracy and terrorism, including the effects of the 2004 Madrid Bombings
From the Back Cover
The end of the Spanish Civil War marked a critical fracture in the modernization of Spain. When the last Republicans surrendered in early 1939, General Franco assumed dictatorial control. This book charts Spains development under Franco and its subsequent transition to democracy up to the present day. Completed by Javier Tusell just weeks before his untimely death, it is the final work by Spains most distinguished contemporary historian.
Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy provides full coverage of the countrys political, social, and economic transformation. It also traces developments in popular culture and the arts. Beginning with an introductory overview of Franco and Francoism, the book is organized chronologically, detailing each periods most significant developments. Javier Tusell addresses such issues as Spains relations with the protectorate of Morocco, fascism and isolationism, the reaffirmation of regional identity and the rise of the popular media. He also provides a context for understanding the continuing tensions between democracy and terrorism, including the effects of the 2004 Madrid Bombings.
A thorough introduction to postCivil War Spain, this book is essential reading for all those interested in Franco and the legacy of his repressive regime.