Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 1-19
  3. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 20-47
  4. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 48-69
  5. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 70-93
  6. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 94-125
  7. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 126-160
  8. Francisco J. Romero Salvadó
    Pages 161-185
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 186-219

About this book


Today, Spain is a modern society with an important profile in the European Union. This image contrasts strikingly with the reality of Spain just one hundred years ago. After the loss of almost all her overseas empire in 1898, Spain faced the new century handicapped by her international isolation, backward economy and a stagnant and elitist political system.
Twentieth-Century Spain tells the gripping story of this country's long and often painful struggle towards modernity. During this period, Spain has seen two monarchies, one republic, two dictatorships and one of the bloodiest civil wars in Europe's recent history.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Modern European HistoryLondon Guildhall UniversityUK

About the authors

F. J. ROMERO-SALVADO is Lecturer in Modern European History at London Guildhall University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Twentieth-Century Spain
  • Book Subtitle Politics and Society in Spain, 1898–1998
  • Authors
  • Series Title European History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-63696-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-63697-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27523-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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