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"If You Tolerate This . . . "

The Spanish Civil War in the Age of Total War

The Spanish Civil War has been called the quintessential expression of violent ideological confrontation in 1930s Europe. Despite this reputation, researchers have neglected to properly explore the Spanish experience in the context of the history of twentieth-century warfare. To fill this gap, “If You Tolerate This . . . ”  brings together an international group of scholars to address the Spanish Civil War’s role in the development of total war.
Examining such topics as military violence, the experience of war, and the culture of war, this anthology traces how the differentiation between civilian and military sectors crumbled with the onset of civil war. Individual memory and collective identity in Spain, the authors argue, became synonymous with mass killing and mass dying. Offering a unique perspective on one of European history’s most fraught events, this volume will be necessary reading for students and scholars of twentieth-century Spain and military history.
 

300 pages | 10 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8

History: Military History


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Table of Contents

 “The Spanish Civil War in the Age of Total War“
 ed. by Martin Baumeister and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum
 
Introduction: Martin Baumeister (Universität München)
 
Roger Chickering (Georgetown University, Washington):
The Spanish Civil War in the Age of Total War
 
I. Combat
Sebastian Balfour (London School of Economics):
The Unleashing of Violence: Experience and Practice in Colonial Wars
Gabriele Ranzato (Università di Pisa):
The War in the Air
Michael Seidman (University of North Carolina):
The Soldier’s Experience of the War

 II. Violence
José Luis Ledesma (European University Florence):
Violence within Revolution and Civil War
Javier Rodrigo (UNED Madrid):
From Terror to Violence: The Francoist Violence during the Civil War 
Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Universität Hamburg):
The Representation of Violence. The German Examplemso-ansi-language: EN-GB" 
 
III. Mobilization
Ismael Saz (Universidad de Valencia):
 Fascism and War in Spain
Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield):
The Civil War as a “War of Religion”
Xosé Manoel Nuñez Seixas (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela) :
The Mobilizing Force of Nationalism
Till Kössler (Universität München):
A Children’s War: Education, Mobilization, and Childhood in Spain, 1936-1939

 IV. A Comparative Perspective
Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University):
The Spanish Civil War as a European Civil War
 EpilogJay Winter (Yale University):
The  Spanish Civil War in European Memory

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