ANARCHIA E POTERE NELLA GUERRA CIVILE SPAGNOLA (1936-1939)
luglio 2016 - I ed. 2010
ANARCHY AND POWER IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (1936-1939)
In March 1939 General Franco's troops entered Madrid, thus putting an end to a three-year long civil war, which was also inextricably connected with an Anarchist's inspired social revolution. For three years, the whole world participated either ideally or directly to the Spanish tragedy. Franco's victory has long been an open wound in the history of democratic Europe, the more so when one considers the internal bloody conflicts between antiauthoritarian and totalitarian tendencies that tore the antifascist camp. Decades had to pass before historical rigor could overcome the intense emotions these events had engendered. Only recently can the complex scenario of war and revolution intertwined be investigated critically, so to finally redeem the "history of the defeated" form the "dustbin of History" and restore it to the great tradition of historical utopias.
Claudio Venza teaches Spanish History at the University of Trieste. He is also the co-editor of the academic magazine "Spagna contemporanea".