Napoleon's Cursed War: Spanish Popular Resistance in the Peninsular War, 1808-14 (Hardback)Ronald Fraser (author), Perry Anderson (author of introduction)
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Publisher: Verso Books
Number of pages: 587
Weight: 1032 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 41 mm
Napoleon's Cursed War marks a fundamental milestone in the war's historiography, both past and future. It is a superb complement to Fraser's classic Blood of Spain, of 'history from below.' -- Ricardo Garcia Carcel * ABC *
Fraser has breathed life into a historic era... The real protagonist of his work is the people and their tragedy. -- Luis Ribot * El Mundo *
Like Goya in The Disasters of War, Fraser has engraved in the written word the spirit and sacrifices of the popular anti-Napoleonic resistance, a precursor of the anti-fascist resistance of the [Spanish] Civil War. -- Andreu Mayayo * El Periodico de Catalunya *
This scholarly work investigates those who waged Spain's popular struggle between 1808 and 1814, and why. It's history from the ground up: momentous events lived by those whose voice is rarely heard...Fraser builds a mosaic from "shard-like" fragments, a labour of detection that would have swamped anyone with a less sure grip on the sweep of Spanish history. -- Elizabeth Nash * Independent *
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