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    A Time of Silence: Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain, 1936-1945 (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare) (Paperback) By (author) Michael Richards, Series edited by Jay Winter, Series edited by Paul Kennedy, Series edited by Antoine Prost, Series edited by Emmanuel Sivan

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    DescriptionThe years 1936-1945 in Spain saw catastrophic civil war followed by fierce repression and economic misery. Families were torn apart and social relations were disrupted by death, exile and defeat. Society became traumatized so deeply that people avoided talking openly of these years for decades. This study attempts to show how the Civil War was understood and absorbed, particularly by those who could claim themselves as 'the victors', during and in the immediate aftermath of the conflict. It does so by exploring the interchanges between violence, ideas and economics during a period in which liberalism was seen as foreign contagion that infected carriers of impurities such as freemasons, regional nationalists, the working class, non-Catholics and women. This was the context of the internal colonization that confirmed Franco's victory, concentrated economic power, and left executions and starvation in its wake.

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    A Time of Silence
    Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain, 1936-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Richards, Series edited by Jay Winter, Series edited by Paul Kennedy, Series edited by Antoine Prost, Series edited by Emmanuel Sivan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521025065
    ISBN 10: 0521025060

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSE
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, CULT/WEUROP
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940, CHRN/1930
    DC22: 946.081
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS045000, BUS023000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DSE
    DC22: 946.082
    LC classification: JC599.S6 R53 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    30 April 2006
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    Review quote
    '... eloquent and moving ... this richly textured study ... adds immeasurably to our knowledge of contemporary Spain and its wide comparative resonance illuminates both social policy and economics within European fascism.' History Today '... an admirable contribution to the effort to reconstruct the history of life under Francoism by weaving together the study of economy, society, politics and culture ... The result is a richer and more subtle portrait of twentieth-century Spain.' The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Context of Self-Sufficiency: 1. Civil War and self-sufficiency: the Francoist reconstruction of nation and state; 2. Purifying Spain (i): the elimination of dissent; 3. Purifying Spain (ii): degeneration and treatment; 4. The 'verticalisation' of Spain: the state and work; Part II. The Practice of Self-Sufficiency: 5. The politics and economics of autarky; 6. The wages of autarky (i): self-sufficiency and industry; 7. The wages of autarky (ii): the myth and reality of rural life; 8. Austerity and resistance; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.