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The Collapse of the Spanish Republic, 1933-1936: Origins of the Civil War

Stanley G. Payne

Abstract

This book, which focuses on the short but crucial period that led to the collapse of the Spanish Republic and set the stage for the ensuing civil war, details the political shifts which occurred from 1933 to 1936 and examines the actions and inactions of key actors during these years. Using their own memoirs, speeches, and declarations, it challenges previous perceptions of various major players, including President Alcalá Zamora. The breakdown of political coalitions and the internal rifts between Spain's bourgeois and labor classes sparked many instances of violent dissent in the mid-1930s. ... More

Keywords: Spanish Republic, civil war, political shifts, Alcalá Zamora, political coalitions, internal rifts, insurrection, socialist left, communism, fascism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300110654
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110654.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley G. Payne, author