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The Spanish Labyrinth
An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War


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Sir Raymond Carr
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  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107431751

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  • Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth has become the classic account of the background to the Spanish Civil War. Written during and immediately after the Civil War, this book has all the vividness of the author's experience. It represents a struggle to see the issues in Spanish politics objectively, whilst bearing witness to the deep involvement which is the only possible source of much of this richly detailed account. As a literary figure on the fringe of the Bloomsbury group, Gerald Brenan lends to this narrative an engaging personal style that has become familiar to many thousands of readers over the decades since it was first published.

    • Widely considered the classic account of the background to the Spanish Civil War
    • A firsthand, richly detailed account of the Spanish Civil War
    • Includes a Foreword by Sir Raymond Carr
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107431751
    • length: 648 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Sir Raymond Carr
    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the first edition
    Chronological table
    Political divisions
    Part I. The Ancien Regime, 1874–1931:
    1. The Restoration, 1884–98
    2. The parliamentary regime and the Catalan question, 1898–1909
    3. The Liberals and the Church
    4. The army and the syndicalist struggle in Barcelona, 1916–23
    5. The dictatorship
    Part II. The Condition of the Working Classes:
    6. The agrarian question
    7. The anarchists
    8. The anarcho-syndicalists
    9. The Carlists
    10. The Socialists
    Part III. The Republic:
    11. The constituent Cortes
    12. The Bienio Negro
    13. The Popular Front
    14. Epilogue: the Civil War
    Three sketch maps

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    Gerald Brenan


    Sir Raymond Carr

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