City Steeple, City Streets

Saints' Tales from Granada and a Changing Spain
Author: Candace Slater
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520068155
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 6834
"Extremely exciting for the field of Spanish and European cultural studies, which . . . has tended to overlook issues of the religious imagination, narrative, and folklore."--Ruth Behar, author of Santa Maria del Monte: The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village

Latin America in books

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Twentieth-Century Spain

Politics and Society, 1898-1998
Author: Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349275239
Category: Spain
Page: 248
View: 8092
The Nationalist victory held Spain under Franco's authoritarian rule for almost forty years - the only pro-Axis regime to survive into the liberal-democratic era of Western Europe after 1945. Finally, the dismantlement of the Francoist state and the consolidation of democracy are discussed together with an assessment of Spain's current political situation.

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
Category: Monographic series
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Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe

From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day
Author: Sheri Berman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199373213
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
View: 8936
At the end of the twentieth century, many believed the story of European political development had come to an end. Modern democracy began in Europe, but for hundreds of years it competed with various forms of dictatorship. Now, though, the entire continent was in the democratic camp for the first time in history. But within a decade, this story had already begun to unravel. Some of the continent's newer democracies slid back towards dictatorship, while citizens in many of its older democracies began questioning democracy's functioning and even its legitimacy. And of course it is not merely in Europe where democracy is under siege. Across the globe the immense optimism accompanying the post-Cold War democratic wave has been replaced by pessimism. Many new democracies in Latin America, Africa, and Asia began "backsliding," while the Arab Spring quickly turned into the Arab winter. The victory of Donald Trump led many to wonder if it represented a threat to the future of liberal democracy in the United States. Indeed, it is increasingly common today for leaders, intellectuals, commentators and others to claim that rather than democracy, some form dictatorship or illiberal democracy is the wave of the future. In Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, Sheri Berman traces the long history of democracy in its cradle, Europe. She explains that in fact, just about every democratic wave in Europe initially failed, either collapsing in upon itself or succumbing to the forces of reaction. Yet even when democratic waves failed, there were always some achievements that lasted. Even the most virulently reactionary regimes could not suppress every element of democratic progress. Panoramic in scope, Berman takes readers through two centuries of turmoil: revolution, fascism, civil war, and - -finally -- the emergence of liberal democratic Europe in the postwar era. A magisterial retelling of modern European political history, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe not explains how democracy actually develops, but how we should interpret the current wave of illiberalism sweeping Europe and the rest of the world.

Raising Heirs to the Throne in Nineteenth-Century Spain

The Education of the Constitutional Monarch
Author: Richard Meyer Forsting
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319754904
Category: History
Page: 261
View: 3771
This book analyses royal education in nineteenth-century, constitutional Spain. Its main subjects are Isabel II (1830- 1904), Alfonso XII (1857-1885) and Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) during their time as monarchs-in-waiting. Their upbringing was considered an opportunity to shape the future of Spain, reflected the political struggles that emerged during the construction of a liberal state, and allowed for the modernisation of the monarchy. The education of heirs to the throne was taken seriously by contemporaries and assumed wider political, social and cultural significance. This volume is structured around three powerful groups which showed an active interest, influenced, and significantly shaped royal education: the court, the military, and the public. It throws new light on the position of the Spanish monarchy in the constitutional state, its ability to adapt to social, political, and cultural change, and its varied sources of legitimacy, power, and attraction.

Constructing Spanish Womanhood

Female Identity in Modern Spain
Author: Victoria Lorée Enders,Pamela Beth Radcliff
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791440292
Category: Social Science
Page: 443
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The first anthology in English on modern Spanish women's history and identity formation.

Engineering Society

The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880-1980
Author: Kerstin Brückweh,Richard F. Wetzell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284501
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
View: 6222
Explaining crime by reference to abnormalities of the brain is just one example of how the human and social sciences have influenced the approach to social problems in Western societies since 1880. Focusing on applications such as penal policy, therapy, and marketing, this volume examines how these sciences have become embedded in society.

Early Modern Europe

An Oxford History
Author: Euan Cameron
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191606812
Category: History
Page: 440
View: 1622
'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity. Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time. The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in life beyond the raw historical data.

Spanish Carlism and Polish Nationalism

The Borderlands of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Author: Marek Jan Chodakiewicz,John Radzilowski
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412834933
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 137
View: 2446
While both Spain and Poland developed genteel cultures grounded in Catholic religion, and experienced periods of growth followed by long decline, it is also the case that large differences in political economy and military structures also existed. Thus while Spain merely declined in power, Poland was partitioned by three powerful and rapacious neighbors. The Catholic and conservative elements that have been strong in both Poland and Spain have often been portrayed as obscure nativist and racist and even fascist. The purpose of this volume is to move beyond the simplistic vision this created about both countries into a more balanced and careful appraisal of tradition and development. Puncturing this stereotype, Eugene Genovese wryly notes that "as every schoolboy knows, Europe's Catholic Right has consisted of reactionaries who began in the service of residual feudal landowners and ended in support of big capital's exploitation and oppression of the masses. Still, the totalitarian horrors of the twentieth century proved prescient....the warnings of the Catholic traditionalist Right about the consequences of radical democracy and cultural nihilism. These splendid essays, as readable as they are scholarly, launch a long overdue assessment of vital political events." Ewa Thompson, professor of Slavic Studies at Rice University, writes. "The fall of Communism facilitated growth of research in areas previously difficult to access. One such area is Polish interest in Spain, the history of the Catholic Right in Europe. This pioneering volume explores both narratives and succeeds in showing that they are related. The similarities have to do with the symmetrical positions of Poland and Spain asfrontiers of Europe against invasions from Islam. The present collection of papers explores recent history developing against this background."

Spain's First Carlist War, 1833-40

Author: M. Lawrence
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137401753
Category: History
Page: 283
View: 6350
Spain's First Carlist War was an unlikely agent of modernity. It pitted town against country, subalterns against elites, and Europe's Liberal powers against Absolute Monarchies. This book traces the individual, collective and international experience of this conflict, giving equal attention to battle fronts and home fronts.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Volume 3: 1400-1800
Author: Masayuki Sato,Daniel Woolf,Edoardo Tortarolo,José Rabasa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199219176
Category: History
Page: 752
View: 5886
Offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally during the early modern era, from c.1400 to c.1800.

War and Social Change in Modern Europe

The Great Transformation Revisited
Author: Sandra Halperin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540155
Category: History
Page: 510
View: 9008
Focuses on the interrelationship of social forces, industrial expansion, and conflict in Europe between 1789 and 1945.

Memory and Postwar Memorials

Confronting the Violence of the Past
Author: M. Silberman,F. Vatan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137343524
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 1909
The twentieth century witnessed genocides, ethnic cleansing, forced population expulsions, shifting borders, and other disruptions on an unprecedented scale. This book examines the work of memory and the ethics of healing in post authoritarian societies that have experienced state-perpetrated violence.

A History of Modern Culture

Author: Preserved Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108074642
Category: History
Page: 690
View: 641
Preserved Smith (1880-1941), a professor in the history department of Cornell University, owed his unusual first name to Puritan ancestors who could be traced back to the seventeenth century. His great interest was in the Protestant reformation, and its wide-ranging political and cultural effects in Europe and America. An obituary remarks that his writings 'reveal a remarkable breadth of knowledge and interest and a consistent devotion to high standards of scholarly integrity'. This two-volume work of 1930-4, discussing 'modern culture' from 1543 to 1776, displays these qualities in abundance. Volume 1, after an introductory chapter, considers the state of the sciences in the sixteenth century, then the humanities and the social and political context of law, morality and art. The emphasis on the importance of science as a driver of change makes this a remarkable and readable overview of the emergence of modern society.


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Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789

Author: Marvin Perry,Myrna Chase,James Jacob,Margaret Jacob,Jonathan W Daly
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445481
Category: History
Page: 480
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WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content-including material on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the eleventh edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and profile and primary source excerpts in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sixteenth Century

Author: Euan K. Cameron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198731884
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 8523
This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history, and subject traditional explanations of all these areas to revision in light of the most modern scholarship. - ;The sixteenth century witnessed some of the most abrupt and traumatic transformations ever seen in European society and culture. Populatio.

Comics as History, Comics as Literature

Roles of the Comic Book in Scholarship, Society, and Entertainment
Author: Annessa Ann Babic
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611475570
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 3494
This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one.