HIST238 - SPANISH CIVIL WAR & POSTWAR

Description: 
This RESEARCH SEMINAR is divided into three parts. Part I centers on the Spanish CIVIL WAR, 1930-1939. The beginnings of the conflict, the main causes and motivations, the debates in the international arena, the main events and ideologies, some of the main characters, personal experiences (men and women) during the war, violence and repression, and also the development of the “national question” during the Second Republic Part II focuses on the consequences of the Civil War (1939-1960), both from internal and international perspectives - the constitution of the Francoist regime and its internal politics; the repression of political dissidence; the situation of the Francoist regime during WWII and during the Cold War, how political and cultural dissidence started under Franco’s regime, the social history of Spain. Part III consists of researching and writing a research paper. Requirements: class attendance and active participation; final research paper (20 pages) Throughout the course we will work with two types of materials. Primary Sources - the vast range of contemporary evidence. Primary sources will constitute the core of the required readings. Secondary Sources: interpretative essays (or chapters from books) by historians. In addition, we will read methodological essays to learn how historians from various fields (social history, cultural history, political history, et cetera) analyze primary sources.
Instructors: 
FEROS, ANTONIO
Day and Time: 
M 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Activity: 
SEM
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