Las reconstrucciones del pasado nacional: Cataluña en el discurso de la historiografía de posguerra (1939-1959)

Las reconstrucciones del pasado nacional: Cataluña en el discurso de la historiografía de posguerra (1939-1959)

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  • Book | 645 pages
  • 8490122679
  • 9788490122679

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Franco’s régime arose with an alternative historical view to Second Republic had proposed.
The political nature of the régime had a direct impact on the historiographical production,
and historians of the period were affected by a traumatic event, the Civil War, which forced
them to carry out a forced reading of the History, especially of some historical periods.
This research tries to review the hypothetical nationalistic content which has been assumed
to the entire historiographical production after the Civil War, circumscribing the analysis to
study the first two decades of dictatorship. To get this purpose, we will analyze the degree to
which the books of general History of Spain of this period present an unidirectional vision of
Spain’s past (which corresponds with the ideological principles of the régime), and the role
that this kind of books claims to Catalonia in the process of construction of Spain as an
united and cohesive national entity. In this sense, this work tries to see if Catalonia,
considered as a genuinely Spanish region, has a number of special features that are
considered legitimate, if it is seen as a region historically uncaring and individualistic, and if
the role that it has played in the construction of Spain is considered as second order
compared with other regions, such as Castile, which have usually been considered the spirit
core of the Spanish nation.
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