The book reads like a no If you have ever wondered how Trump was elected and the parallel how Franco won the Spanish Civil War, this book will provide many insightful answers. Soviet policy in Spain, 1936-9; 12. Payne's vast knowledge has generated an up-to-date and inclusive history of the Spanish conflict. Spain didn't have a formal constitution or traditional Western-style parliament until after Franco's death. Efforts over the years to interpret what happened in Spain during the most tumultuous period of its recent past have produced an immense and highly contentious historiography. His familiarity with twentieth-century European history enables him to place it in a comparative perspective.
In his sixth decade of research, Stanley Payne has acquired wisdom beyond maturity. Under the new realities of the Cold War, Franco began the slow process of liberalizing the Spanish economy and turning the back into a monarchy. The author also discusses the effects of the conflict on the people, the economy, the church and how the war was viewed in world opinion. Professor Payne is the author of more than 20 books and 150 articles, as well as co-author or co-editor of 9 books. The book then details the formation of the Republic and the attempts to form a democracy.
I anticipated a good read but I didn't anticipate such an enjoyable read. Even the Comintern repeatedly had to put the brakes on the Republicans in order to maintain the façade of democracy. The military insurrection of the eighteenth of July -- 5. An accessible history of e3vents in Spain. The war at sea and in the air -- 16. Civil wars within a civil war -- 17. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding member of Real Academia Espaola de la Historia, Madrid.
Professor Payne is the author of more than 20 books and 150 articles, as well as co-author or co-editor of 9 books. It begins with an historical treatment of the development of anarchism in Spain, from the early years on. The war began over internal issues in Spain, but once all three major European dictatorships initiated limited intervention, many people began to see it as an international conflict by proxy. Stanley Payne explains the character of the Spanish revolution and the complex web of republican politics, while also examining in detail the development of Franco's counterrevolutionary dictatorship. There is no better synthesis. Few authorities survey the scarred landscape of the tortured twentieth century with such a cool, forensic gaze. The war in perspective; 18.
No ordinary review can do justice to the importance of Mr. Stanley Payne, noted American historian of 20th Century Spain might have briefly had his books banned by Franco, but the book is hardly apologetic to the left. However, this book makes pretty clear that a lot of terrible acts, ranging from theft to mass murder, were performed by both sides. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary History since 1999. Payne gives attention to the multiple meanings and interpretations of war and examines why the conflict provoked such strong reactions at the time, and long after. His standards of consideration and interpretation are elevated - and for readers, elevating. Payne - Brigham Young University.
Foreign intervention and nonintervention -- 11. A war of religion -- 9. The final margin in favor of the Popular Front was primarily the result of violence, mob action and political manipulations. After being locked in a brutal and devastating war for nearly three years, Spain succumbed to a right-wing military dictatorship, a tragic outcome that would haunt the country long after the fighting had ended. Topical chapters discuss big issues, with overall narrative woven in. The war began over internal issues in Spain, but once all three major European dictatorships initiated limited intervention, many people began to see it as an international conflict by proxy.
The Battle of Madrid - the first turning point; 6. He brings important data, writes clearly, and makes the best case that can be made for the conservative forces in Spain in the 1930s. Civil wars within a civil war -- 17. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding member of Real Academia Espanola de la Historia, Madrid. The breakdown of democracy -- 4. Isn't it normally referred to as the Spanish Civil War? I anticipated a good read but I didn't anticipate such an enjoyable read.
One nice advantage -- with 2012 publication, Payne is able to review and discuss evolut Was reading Ciano's diaries and wanted a good, clear explanation and overview of the Spanish Civil War to provide context for italian actions. Professor Payne is the author of more than 20 books and 150 articles, as well as co-author or co-editor of 9 books. Soviet policy in Spain, 1936-1939 -- 12. There is no better synthesis. An important and objective work that. He has received various awards and prizes, most recently the Marshal Shulman Book Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies 2005 and the Gran Cruz de Isabel la Catolica from the Spanish government 2009.
The author arrives at a new view of the Spanish Civil War and concludes not only that the Democratic Republic had many undemocratic components but also that the position of the Communist party was by no means counterrevolutionary. Perhaps surprisingly, this latest book is Payne's first comprehensive study of the Spanish Civil War. P355 2012 Literary form non fiction Nature of contents bibliography Series statement Cambridge essential histories Label The Spanish Civil War, Stanley G. The decisive northern campaigns of 1937-1938 -- 15. This is a worthwhile history of the Spanish Revolution. Be prepared for the consequences. The war was given many names.