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

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"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: 8784

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: 2850

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 Across the globe the immense optimism accompanying the post-Cold War democratic wave has been replaced by pessimism.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.

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: 7154

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.

Changing Times: Germany in 20th-Century Europe. Les Temps Qui Changent: L'Allemagne Dans L'Europe Du 20e Siecle

Continuity, Evolution and Breakdowns. Continuite, Evolution Et Rupture

Author: Jürgen Elvert,Sylvain Schirmann

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052014838

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 3719

Proceedings of the doctoral summer seminar, Changing times. Germany in 20th-Century Europe: Continuity, Evolution and Breakdowns, organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation in cooperation with the SEGEI network, in the Royal Monastery of Yuste and Palace of Charles V (10th-15th September 2007). Actes du seminaire doctoral d'ete, - Les temps qui changent. L'Allemagne dans l'Europe du 20e siecle: Continuite, evolution et rupture -, organise par la Fondation Academie Europeenne de Yuste et le reseau SEGEI dans le Monastere Royal de Yuste et le Palais de Charles Quint (du 10 au 15 septembre 2007)."

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: 5561

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.

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: 6909

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."


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Category: Academic libraries

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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: 8551

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.

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: 8356

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.

Early Modern Europe

An Oxford History

Author: Euan Cameron

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606812

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 3323

'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.

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022673X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

View: 9247

A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Spain's First Carlist War, 1833-40

Author: M. Lawrence

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137401753

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 8013

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.

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: 5720

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

Writing a Modern Jewish History

Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron

Author: Arthur Hertzberg

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300106770

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 8554

In this insightful book, an eclectic and distinguished group of writers explore the Jewish experience in the Americas and celebrate the legacy of Salo Wittmayer Baron (1895-1989), a preeminent scholar who revolutionized the study of Jewish history during his lengthy tenure at Columbia University. Baron’s important ideas are reflected throughout these texts, which concern strategies for the continuous identity of a dispersed people. Featured essays discuss the meaning and significance of colonial portraits of American Jews; the history of an extraordinary group of Jews in the remote Amazon; the charitable fairs organized by Jewish women to raise money for various causes in nineteenth-century America; the place of Jews in postmodern American culture; the "Jewish unconscious” of the art critic Meyer Schapiro; and Salo Baron’s influence as a historian and teacher. A group of poems by Robert Pinsky accompanies the essays. Together these writings form a dynamic interplay of ideas that encourages readers to think deeply about Jewish history and identity.