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Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism: The Juventud de Accion Popular in Spain, 19311939 (Paperback)
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Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism: The Juventud de Accion Popular in Spain, 19311939 (Paperback)

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Spains first democracy was announced to popular jubilation in April 1931, a new dawn ushered in without a single shot being fired. Yet just over five years later the country was plunged into a brutal civil war that bequeathed hundreds of thousands of deaths and an authoritarian dictatorship under General Francisco Franco that lasted almost forty years. Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francosim analyses Spains dramatic political shift, reassessing the role of the right as it mobilised against the Second Republic, swinging from ostensibly moderate Catholic conservatism to fascist violence. By providing the first detailed study of the uniformed, paramilitary Juventud de Accion Popular (JAP), Sid Lowe challenges the historiographical orthodoxy on Spanish fascism and assumptions about the role of the hegemonic right-wing party during the Republican years, Jose Maria Gil Robless CEDA. Drawing on a wide range of previously uncovered primary material, he demonstrates that much of the parliamentary right, its leadership included, abandoned the legal road to power when it could no longer use democracy as a Trojan Horse with which to conquer the state. It throws vital new light on the conspiracy to destroy the Republic, the Nationalist war effort, the creation of the new state, and the true social and political origins of the Franco regime. Published in association with the Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies

Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
ISBN: 9781845199241
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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