Author: Carolyn P. Boyd
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Beginning with the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1875 and ending with the death of General Francisco Franco in 1975, this book explores the intersection of education and nationalism in Spain. Based on a broad range of archival and published sources, including parliamentary and ministerial records, pedagogical treatises and journals, teachers' manuals, memoirs, and a sample of over two hundred primary and secondary school textbooks, the study examines ideological and political conflict among groups of elites seeking to shape popular understanding of national history and identity through the schools, both public and private. A burgeoning literature on European nationalisms has posited that educational systems in general, and an instrumentalized version of national history in particular, have contributed decisively to the articulation and transmission of nationalist ideologies. The Spanish case reveals a different dynamic. In Spain, a chronically weak state, a divided and largely undemocratic political class, and an increasingly polarized social and political climate impeded the construction of an effective system of national education and the emergence of a consensus on the shape and meaning of the Spanish national past. This in turn contributed to one of the most striking features of modern Spanish political and cultural life--the absence of a strong sense of Spanish, as opposed to local or regional, identity. Scholars with interests in modern European cultural politics, processes of state consolidation, nationalism, and the history of education will find this book essential reading.
Author: Victoria Lorée Enders, Pamela Beth Radcliff
Publisher: SUNY Press
The first anthology in English on modern Spanish women's history and identity formation.
Author: Rafael VALLS MONTÉS
Publisher: Editorial UNED
Aborda la forma en que los textos escolares de Historia fueron definiendo los rasgos más característicos en los últimos 150 años. Sus capítulos iniciales constituyen una aproximación a lo que podría denominarse la historia de la historiografía escolar española de los siglos XIX y XX. Los capítulos finales se centran en las características más destacadas de los manuales de Historia más recientes.
Author: Paul Preston
The role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth-century has been a neglected area of academic study. The Politics of Revenge redresses this providing a succinct and disturbing account.