Spain Transformed: The Franco Dictatorship, 1959-1975 by N. Townson

By N. Townson

Spain reworked addresses the sweeping social and cultural adjustments that characterised the past due Franco regime. necessary to explaining the dictatorship's striking sturdiness, the strikingly profitable transition to democracy following Franco's loss of life in 1975. and the peace and prosperity loved by means of Spain when you consider that then, this watershed interval has obtained scant awareness from students previously. This wide-ranging assortment reassesses the dictatorship's latter years by means of drawing on a wealth of recent fabric and concepts, utilizing an interdisciplinary process.

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The dominant reality was that of a ‘great, silent majority’ that did not identify strongly with the regime, but for whom peace, justice, and law and order were the priorities rather than democracy. In this sense, Torcal argues that the dictatorship’s legitimizing discourse of peace and prosperity during its later years contributed both to the Transition and the subsequent consolidation of democracy. In this sense, he concludes that the Transition cannot be understood or explained without taking into account the late Franco period.

21. Payne, The Franco Regime, pp. 464–6. 22. The remittances, which refer to the period 1960–74, are in Juliá, Política y sociedad, p. 185. See also Malefakis, ‘Spain and its Francoist heritage’, in John H. , From Dictatorship to Democracy, pp. 217–18 and ‘Cambio estructural y transición’, in Tusell and Soto, eds, Historia de la Transición, pp. 355–6. 23. Juliá, Política y sociedad, pp. 184–6. Also, Malefakis, ‘Spain and its Francoist heritage’, in John H. , From Dictatorship to Democracy, pp. 217–8, 222–3; and ‘Cambio estructural y transición’, in Tusell and Soto, eds, Historia de la Transición, pp.

Franquismo: El juicio de la historia (Madrid: Temas de Hoy, 2000), pp. 11–55. , Franquismo; Jordi Gracia and Miguel Ángel Ruiz Carnicer, La España de Franco, (1939–75): Cultura y vida cotidiana (Madrid: Síntesis, 2004); Jesús A. , Historia de España. Siglo XX. 1939–1996 (Madrid: Cátedra, 1999); Enrique Moradiellos, La España de Franco, (1939–75): Política y sociedad (Madrid: Síntesis, 2000); and Javier Tusell, La dictadura de Franco (Madrid: Alianza, 1987). 3. Julius Ruiz, Franco’s Justice: Repression in Madrid after the Spanish Civil War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), p.

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