lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

Democracy, Trade Unions & Political Violence in Spain

Author: Richard Purkiss                                    ISBN: 9781845194611
Format: HB                                                      Extent: 304 pp.
Price: £55                                                         Publication: June 2011
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press

This new study shows that Valencia in the 1920s and 1930s was anything but tranquil. Dr Purkiss fills a significant gap in the historiography of the Spanish left. Drawing on a wide range of previously underused primary sources, he shows that not only was Valencia a hugely important source of anarchist support, but that the local movement was far more radical than has previously been thought. He thus provides a vital insight into the origins of the revolutionary and anti-clerical violence which swept the province in the early months of Civil War, introducing us to the 'expropriators' and 'men of action' whose activities terrified bourgeois Valencia in the 1930s.

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario