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    DescriptionNow available in English for the first time, Gunpowder and Incense (translated from the Spanish La Polvora y el Incienso) chronicles the role of the Church in Spanish politics, looking in particular at the Spanish Civil War. Unlike most books on the subject, Hilari Raguer looks beyond the traditional explanation that the war was primarily a religious struggle. His writing presents an exemplary "insider's" perspective, and is notable for its balance and perception on the role of the Catholic Church before, during and after the War. The material is presented in a lucid, elegant manner - which makes this book as readable as it is historiographically important. It will be vital reading for students and scholars of European, religious and modern history.

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    Gunpowder and Incense
    The Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilari Raguer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 438
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 701 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415648165
    ISBN 10: 0415648165

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC7
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS045000, HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: HBWP, 1DSE, 3JJG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 946.081
    Thema V1.0: QRMB1, NHD, NHWR3, NHWR, NHWL
    Edition statement
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    26 January 2013
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    Review quote
    ... Without any doubt, the most nuanced and sophisticated analysis of the subject anywhere in existence. - Helen Graham, Professor of Spanish History, Royal Holloway, University of London Ground-breaking ... this study is a most valuable addition to the literature on the Civil War and will become indispensable for its balanced understanding of a most complicated field of history - Contemporary Review Scholars of modern Spain and, indeed, the Church in twentieth-century Europe more generally must not hesitate to refer to this engrossing, thoroughly researched, and perspective-changing work. - Raymond McCluskey, The Catholic Historical Review
    Table of contents
    Prologue. Introduction 1. The religious Question during the Spanish Republic 2. The Initial Reasons for the Rebellion 3. From the Pronunciamiento to the Crusade 4. The Initial Attitude of the Spanish Bishops 5. The Initial Attitude of the Vatican 6. The Collective Letter 7. Persecution and Repression 8. Stories of Persecution and Repression 9. Franco's Relations with the Vatican are Strengthened 10. The Third Spain: Doves and Hawks 11. The Republic Desires Reconciliation with the Church 12. The Exile of Cardinal Vidal i Barraquer 13. The Church of Victory. Documentary Appendix. Chronology. Bibliography. Abbreviations. Index