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  1. Spain Reading

  2. General Reading 16 items
    Please note: Books marked with a * might be considered general introductory reading, and students may well be advised to purchase at least some of these works.
    1. Spanish history since 1808 - Adrian Shubert, José Alvarez Junco 2000

      Book 

    2. * Modern Spain, 1875-1980 - Raymond Carr 2001

      Book 

    3. Spain: a history - Raymond Carr 2000

      Book 

    4. The companion to Hispanic studies - Catherine Davies 2002

      Book 

    5. An economic history of modern Spain - Joseph Harrison 1978

      Book 

    6. The government and politics of Spain - Paul Heywood c1995

      Book 

    7. The new Spaniards - John Hooper 2006

      Book 

    8. Spanish cultural studies: an introduction : the struggle for modernity - Helen Graham, Jo Labanyi 1995

      Book 

    9. Élites and power in twentieth-century Spain: essays in honour of Sir Raymond Carr - Frances Lannon, Paul Preston, Raymond Carr 1990

      Book 

    10. * Twentieth-century Spain: politics and society in Spain, 1898-1998 - Francisco J. Romero Salvadó c1999

      Book 

    11. Approaches to the history of Spain - Jaime Vicens Vives 1967

      Book 

  3. Lectures 1 & 2 – Spain at the turn of the Twentieth Century 5 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Spain: 1808-1975 - Raymond Carr 1982

      Book  chs. 9-14

  4. Lecture 3 – The Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera 5 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Chapter 7, from: Spain: 1808-1975

      Chapter 

    2. The origins of the Second Republic in Spain - Shlomo Ben-Ami 1978

      Book  chs.4-6

  5. Lecture 4 – The Spanish ‘left’ 5 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. The Spanish Labyrinth - Brenan, Gerald 2014

      Book  chs.7-8, 10 & 4 (in that order)

    2. Spain: 1808-1975 - Raymond Carr 1982

      Book  pp.431-8

    3. The anarchists - James Joll 1979

      Book 

  6. Lectures 4 & 5 – The Spanish Second Republic 9 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Democracy and civil war in Spain, 1931-1939 - Martin Blinkhorn 1988

      Book 

    2. The Spanish Labyrinth - Brenan, Gerald 2014

      Book  ch. 6-13.

    3. Spain's first democracy: the Second Republic, 1931-1936 - Stanley G. Payne c1993

      Book 

    4. Revolution and war in Spain, 1931-1939 - Paul Preston, ebrary, Inc 1984 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  7. The Spanish Civil War 10 items
    NB: While you do not have a lecture on this subject, it is absolutely essential that you undertake some reading on it, in order to better understand Spain’s subsequent history and politics. The Spanish Civil War has attracted a voluminous body of literature, rivalling only the Second World War as a subject of interest for historians of the twentieth century. Below is the briefest of reading lists, but those interested in a more detailed reading list may wish to request a copy of the course handbook for R43294 – Civil War and Memory Wars in Contemporary Spain. In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Democracy and civil war in Spain, 1931-1939 - Martin Blinkhorn 1988

      Book 

    2. The Spanish Civil War: a very short introduction - Helen Graham 2005

      Book 

    3. A concise history of the Spanish Civil War - Gabriel Jackson 1974

      Book 

    4. Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939 - Paul Preston 2002 (Electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. The Spanish Civil War: origins, course, and outcomes - Romero Salvadó Francisco J. 2005

      Book 

    6. The Spanish Civil War - Hugh Thomas 1977

      Book 

  8. Lectures 6 & 7– The Franco Dictatorship 6 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Spain, dictatorship to democracy - Raymond Carr, Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpurúa 1993

      Book  ch. 1-9.

    2. Falange: a history of Spanish fascism - Stanley G. Payne 1961

      Book 

    3. Franco: a biography - Paul Preston 1993

      Book 

  9. Lecture 8 – Nationalism and Regionalism 12 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Catalan nationalism: past and present - Albert Balcells, Geoffrey J. Walker 1996

      Book 

    2. Spain: 1808-1975 - Raymond Carr 1982

      Book 

    3. The making of the Basque nation - Marianne Heiberg 1989

      Book  (1st part)

    4. The new Spaniards - John Hooper 2006

      Book  ch. 16-20

    5. The Basque history of the world - Mark Kurlansky 2000

      Book 

  10. Lecture 9 – The Transition to Democracy 8 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. Spain, dictatorship to democracy - Raymond Carr, Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpurúa 1993

      Book  ch. 4-10

    2. The political transformation of Spain after Franco - John F. Coverdale 1979

      Book 

    3. Spain: change of a nation - Robert Graham 1984

      Book 

    4. The new Spaniards - John Hooper 2006

      Book 

    5. The triumph of democracy in Spain - Paul Preston 1990

      Book 

    6. Ghosts of Spain: travels through a country's hidden past - Giles Tremlett 2012

      Book 

  11. Lecture 10 – Socialist Spain 4 items
    In addition to some of the general histories listed in the 'General Reading' section, you may wish to consult:
    1. The reinvention of Spain: nation and identity since democracy - Sebastian Balfour, Alejandro Quiroga 2007

      Book 

    2. Spain: change of a nation - Robert Graham 1984

      Book 

    3. The new Spaniards - John Hooper 2006

      Book  ch. 4-5

  12. Lecture 11 – Aznar’s Spain 4 items
    Since the subject matter is so close to the present day, there have understandably been fewer works on the subject of the penultimate lecture. Some of the following will provide introduction to the subject, however.
    1. Chapter 6, from: The new Spaniards

      Chapter 

    2. Ghosts of Spain: travels through a country's hidden past - Giles Tremlett 2012

      Book 

  13. Portugal Reading 29 items
    1. Studies of Portuguese society and culture 3 items
      1. The Portuguese: the land and its people - Marion Kaplan 1998

        Book 

    2. The end of the monarchy and the First Republic 5 items
    3. Military dictatorship, 1926-1933, and the Estado Novo 1933-1945 6 items
    4. The Estado Novo 1945-1974 (The African wars & the final crisis of the Estado Novo) 6 items
    5. The April 25th Revolution and the transition to democracy, 1974-1986 (The 1974 revolution & after) 5 items
    6. Portugal in the EEC/EU era, 1986-present 4 items
      1. Women in Portugal - Madelena Barbosa 1981-1

        Article 

  14. Seminar preparatory reading 9 items
    See Moodle for full details of all preparatory work and other documents for seminars. This section only contains relevant recommended readings.
    1. A new history of Portugal - H. V. Livermore 1966

      Book  Read pgs 306-331, 350-351

    2. Chapter 12, The first republic, from: History of Portugal. Vol. 2. From Empire to Corporate State - Antonio Henrique R de Oliveira Marques 1972

      Chapter 

    3. Chapter 6, Organizing a government, from: The Portuguese revolution and the Armed Forces Movement - Rona M. Fields 1976

      Chapter  Please read just pp.135-140 (the section entitled 'The Political Parties')

    4. Polisario - Jeremy Harding 1989

      Article 

  15. Weekly preparatory reading 31 items
    In advance of the lecture each week, you will find here suggested introductory readings, which should be considered an absolute minimum of preparation for the session. Further weekly reading suggestions are contained in the full reading list (above). Please note that materials for seminar preparation are contained in the section 'Seminar preparatory reading' above.
    1. Semester 1, Week 2 - Introduction to Portugal in the Twentieth Century 1 item
      Please read the text below in preparation for this week's lecture. If you are short of time, please attempt to read at least as far as p.21.
    2. Semester 1, Week 3 - From Monarchy to Republic 1 item
      Please read the following in preparation for the lecture:
    3. Semester 1, Week 4 - The First Republic & Its Demise 3 items
      Please read AT LEAST ONE of the following in preparation for the lecture:
    4. Semester 1, Week 5 - Military Dictatorship, the New State and European Fascism 3 items
      The best starting place for reading about the New State is chapter 6 of Birmingham's Concise History, 'The Dictatorship and the African Empire', pp.161-84. You are strongly recommended to read the text by Costa Pinto (below) in preparation for the lecture. The remaining two texts supplied below are also very helpful for understanding the major questions regarding the early years of Salazar's ru
    5. Semester 1, Week 6 - The New State in the Cold War 3 items
      Please read the text by Raby in preparation for the lecture. It is also recommended that you read the texts by Schmitter over Activity Week (week 7).
    6. Semester 1, Week 8 - Portuguese Colonialism and the Estado Novo in the Cold War 1 item
      There is no reading set in preparation for this lecture (the assumption is that, during Project week, you will have been reading in preparation for drawing up your assessed essay plan). The chapter (below) from Tom Gallagher's Portugal: A Twentieth-Century Interpretation is recommended as the next text to consult on this period after you have read the coverage of the post-WW2 Estado Novo in Birmingham's Concise History of Portugal.
    7. Semester 1, Week 9 - Colonial Wars and the Crisis of Salazarism 4 items
    8. Semester 1, Week 11 - Post-dictatorship Portugal and Europe, 1974-1992 1 item
      Please read the chapter by Corkhill (below) in advance of this week's lecture. The texts under the heading on 'Portugal and/in the EEC/Eu', in the 'Online Reading' section will also help provide a strong foundation for study of this period.
    9. Semester 1, Week 12 - Cultural and Social Change in Contemporary Portugal 2 items
      Please aim to read BOTH the chapter by Syrett and that by Hatton in preparation for this week's lecture. NB if you run low on time, Hatton is quite an easy read, and you should be able at least to 'skim-read' Syrett, but pay close attention to the 'SWAT analysis' chart that it includes.
    10. Semester 2, Weeks 1 & 2 - Introduction to the module and brief overview of Spain at turn of twentieth century 2 items
    11. Semester 2, Week 3 - The First World War and the Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera 2 items
    12. Semester 2, Weeks 4 & 5 - The Spanish Second Republic (2 items) 2 items
    13. Semester 2, Weeks 7 & 8 - The Franco Dictatorship 4 items
    14. Semester 2, Week 9 - The Transition to Democracy in Spain 2 items
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