City Steeple, City Streets

Saints' Tales from Granada and a Changing Spain

Author: Candace Slater

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068155

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2608

"Extremely exciting for the field of Spanish and European cultural studies, which . . . has tended to overlook issues of the religious imagination, narrative, and folklore."--Ruth Behar, author of Santa Maria del Monte: The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village

Twentieth-Century Spain

Politics and Society, 1898-1998

Author: Francisco J. Romero Salvadó

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349275239

Category: Spain

Page: 248

View: 9879

The Nationalist victory held Spain under Franco's authoritarian rule for almost forty years - the only pro-Axis regime to survive into the liberal-democratic era of Western Europe after 1945. Finally, the dismantlement of the Francoist state and the consolidation of democracy are discussed together with an assessment of Spain's current political situation.

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Monographic series

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Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe

From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

Author: Sheri Berman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199373213

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 4130

At the end of the twentieth century, many believed the story of European political development had come to an end. Modern democracy began in Europe, but for hundreds of years it competed with various forms of dictatorship. Now, though, the entire continent was in the democratic camp for the first time in history. But within a decade, this story had already begun to unravel. Some of the continent's newer democracies slid back towards dictatorship, while citizens in many of its older democracies began questioning democracy's functioning and even its legitimacy. And of course it is not merely in Europe where democracy is under siege. Across the globe the immense optimism accompanying the post-Cold War democratic wave has been replaced by pessimism. Many new democracies in Latin America, Africa, and Asia began "backsliding," while the Arab Spring quickly turned into the Arab winter. The victory of Donald Trump led many to wonder if it represented a threat to the future of liberal democracy in the United States. Indeed, it is increasingly common today for leaders, intellectuals, commentators and others to claim that rather than democracy, some form dictatorship or illiberal democracy is the wave of the future. In Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, Sheri Berman traces the long history of democracy in its cradle, Europe. She explains that in fact, just about every democratic wave in Europe initially failed, either collapsing in upon itself or succumbing to the forces of reaction. Yet even when democratic waves failed, there were always some achievements that lasted. Even the most virulently reactionary regimes could not suppress every element of democratic progress. Panoramic in scope, Berman takes readers through two centuries of turmoil: revolution, fascism, civil war, and - -finally -- the emergence of liberal democratic Europe in the postwar era. A magisterial retelling of modern European political history, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe not explains how democracy actually develops, but how we should interpret the current wave of illiberalism sweeping Europe and the rest of the world.

Constructing Spanish Womanhood

Female Identity in Modern Spain

Author: Victoria Lorée Enders,Pamela Beth Radcliff

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440292

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

View: 3032

The first anthology in English on modern Spanish women's history and identity formation.

Raising Heirs to the Throne in Nineteenth-Century Spain

The Education of the Constitutional Monarch

Author: Richard Meyer Forsting

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319754904

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 9818

This book analyses royal education in nineteenth-century, constitutional Spain. Its main subjects are Isabel II (1830- 1904), Alfonso XII (1857-1885) and Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) during their time as monarchs-in-waiting. Their upbringing was considered an opportunity to shape the future of Spain, reflected the political struggles that emerged during the construction of a liberal state, and allowed for the modernisation of the monarchy. The education of heirs to the throne was taken seriously by contemporaries and assumed wider political, social and cultural significance. This volume is structured around three powerful groups which showed an active interest, influenced, and significantly shaped royal education: the court, the military, and the public. It throws new light on the position of the Spanish monarchy in the constitutional state, its ability to adapt to social, political, and cultural change, and its varied sources of legitimacy, power, and attraction.

Engineering Society

The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880-1980

Author: Kerstin Brückweh,Richard F. Wetzell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284501

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 343

Explaining crime by reference to abnormalities of the brain is just one example of how the human and social sciences have influenced the approach to social problems in Western societies since 1880. Focusing on applications such as penal policy, therapy, and marketing, this volume examines how these sciences have become embedded in society.

Early Modern Europe

An Oxford History

Author: Euan Cameron

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606812

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 6100

'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity. Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time. The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in life beyond the raw historical data.

Spanish Carlism and Polish Nationalism

The Borderlands of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Author: Marek Jan Chodakiewicz,John Radzilowski

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 137

View: 7339

While both Spain and Poland developed genteel cultures grounded in Catholic religion, and experienced periods of growth followed by long decline, it is also the case that large differences in political economy and military structures also existed. Thus while Spain merely declined in power, Poland was partitioned by three powerful and rapacious neighbors. The Catholic and conservative elements that have been strong in both Poland and Spain have often been portrayed as obscure nativist and racist and even fascist. The purpose of this volume is to move beyond the simplistic vision this created about both countries into a more balanced and careful appraisal of tradition and development. Puncturing this stereotype, Eugene Genovese wryly notes that "as every schoolboy knows, Europe's Catholic Right has consisted of reactionaries who began in the service of residual feudal landowners and ended in support of big capital's exploitation and oppression of the masses. Still, the totalitarian horrors of the twentieth century proved prescient....the warnings of the Catholic traditionalist Right about the consequences of radical democracy and cultural nihilism. These splendid essays, as readable as they are scholarly, launch a long overdue assessment of vital political events." Ewa Thompson, professor of Slavic Studies at Rice University, writes. "The fall of Communism facilitated growth of research in areas previously difficult to access. One such area is Polish interest in Spain, the history of the Catholic Right in Europe. This pioneering volume explores both narratives and succeeds in showing that they are related. The similarities have to do with the symmetrical positions of Poland and Spain asfrontiers of Europe against invasions from Islam. The present collection of papers explores recent history developing against this background."

Spain's First Carlist War, 1833-40

Author: M. Lawrence

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137401753

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 1000

Spain's First Carlist War was an unlikely agent of modernity. It pitted town against country, subalterns against elites, and Europe's Liberal powers against Absolute Monarchies. This book traces the individual, collective and international experience of this conflict, giving equal attention to battle fronts and home fronts.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Volume 3: 1400-1800

Author: Masayuki Sato,Daniel Woolf,Edoardo Tortarolo,José Rabasa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199219176

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 7502

Offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally during the early modern era, from c.1400 to c.1800.

War and Social Change in Modern Europe

The Great Transformation Revisited

Author: Sandra Halperin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540155

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 5229

Focuses on the interrelationship of social forces, industrial expansion, and conflict in Europe between 1789 and 1945.

Memory and Postwar Memorials

Confronting the Violence of the Past

Author: M. Silberman,F. Vatan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137343524

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 673

The twentieth century witnessed genocides, ethnic cleansing, forced population expulsions, shifting borders, and other disruptions on an unprecedented scale. This book examines the work of memory and the ethics of healing in post authoritarian societies that have experienced state-perpetrated violence.


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Category: Academic libraries

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The Sixteenth Century

Author: Euan K. Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198731884

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 9187

This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history, and subject traditional explanations of all these areas to revision in light of the most modern scholarship. - ;The sixteenth century witnessed some of the most abrupt and traumatic transformations ever seen in European society and culture. Populatio.

Comics as History, Comics as Literature

Roles of the Comic Book in Scholarship, Society, and Entertainment

Author: Annessa Ann Babic

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611475570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 320

This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one.

Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792-1914

Author: Geoffrey Wawro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214445

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 3235

Combining original research with the latest scholarship Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792 - 1914 examines war and its aftermath from Napoleonic times to the outbreak of the First World War. Throughout, this fine book treats warfare as a social and political phenomenon no less than a military and technologial one, and includes discussions on: * The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars * Napoleon III and the militarization of Europe * Bismark, Molkte, and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71 * new technologies and weapons * seapower, imperialism and naval warfare * the origins and outbreak of the First World War. For anyone studying, or with in interest in European warfare, this book details the evolution of land and naval warfare and highlights the swirling interplay of society, politics and military decision making.