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Conspiracy, Coup D'etat and Civil War in Seville, 1936-1939 : History and Myth in Francoist Spain

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This book dissects the conspiracy against the democratic Second Spanish Republic in the context of the uprising and civil war in Seville, the capital of Spain's largest region, Andalusia, and the most populous urban center seized by the military rebels during the coup d'etat of July 1936. As the major industrial and economic center in insurgent Spain, Seville remains central to understanding the rebels' repressive project, for this Andalusian province witnessed the highest number of extra-judicial assassinations throughout the war. This is the first book in any language to bring together the subject of the civil war in Seville, the career of one of the most influential leaders of the rebel faction, General Queipo de Llano, and Francoism's most resilient myth. It dismantles, one by one, a series of carefully constructed narratives employed as rhetorical weapons to justify both the rebellion and the murderous rule of Queipo de Llano. The size and importance of the city meant that it became a critical battleground in the struggle for political legitimacy-and it remains so for Spain's on-going 'memory wars,' a series of public and academic disputes over the historical memory of the Franco regime. Rúben Serém examines the socio-economic context of Queipo's great purge, the painful transition from democracy to autocracy, and the political nature of the general's rule in Andalusia. In doing so, this work demonstrates how several features of Queipo's system of government were enthusiastically embraced by the nascent Francoist state, hence Seville's unenviable status as a 'Laboratory of Terror.' (Series: The Canada Blanch / Sussex Academic Studies on Contemporary Spain) [Subject: History, Military History, Spanish Studies]
Number of Pages: 295.0
Genre: Architecture
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Canada Blanch / Sussex Academic Studies on Contemporary Spain
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Ruben Serem
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2017
TCIN: 52748393
UPC: 9781845198817
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-0484

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