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xxiii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"Family, Work, and Household presents the social and occupational life of a late medieval Iberian town in rich, unprecedented detail. The book combines a diachronic study of two regionally prominent families-one knightly and one mercantile-with a detailed cross-sectional urban study of household and occupation. The town in question is the market town and administrative centre of Manresa in Catalonia, whose exceptional archives make such a study possible. For the diachronic studies, Fynn-Paul relied upon the fact that Manresan archives preserve scores of individual family notarial registers, and the cross-sectional study was made possible by the Liber Manifesti of 1408, a cadastral survey which details the property holdings of individual householders to an unusually thorough degree. In these pages, the economic and social strategies of many individuals, including both knights and burghers, come to light over the course of several generations. The Black Death and its aftermath play a prominent role in changing the outlook of many social actors. Other chapters detail the socioeconomic topography of the town, and examine occupational hierarchies, for such groups as rentiers, merchants, leatherworkers, cloth workers, women householders, and the poor."-- Provided by publisher.
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ix, 218 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. The Basque-Spanish Nationalist Conflict.- 3. A Legal Presumption in Modernist Interpretations of Nationalism.- 4. Legal Positivism, Legal Realism and Legal Pluralism.- 5. Carlism: The Meaning of the Counter-Revolution.- 6. Governance in Navarre 1840-1936.- 7. The Fueros and the Creation of the Basque Country.- 8. Modern National Identities in Navarre and Euskadi.- 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319600765 20171211
This book offers a novel interdisciplinary approach to interpret the emergence of the Basque-Spanish nationalist conflict. It incorporates into sociological analysis the understanding of law put forward by legal realism and legal pluralism to answer some of the most pressing problems encountered in historical research on this topic. It does so by carrying out a comparative historical analysis which focuses on the puzzle produced by the political trajectories of two traditionally considered Basque territories between 1841 and 1936: Navarre and Vascongadas - the precursor of today's Euskadi. Urasstabaso Ruiz argues that the historical and ideological trajectories of these territories need to be understood in relation to their local legal praxis and interpretations of law, which played a key role in how the authorities of these territories responded to the advent of modernisation. Overall, a fresh theoretical alternative is articulated, and the meaning of jurisdictional action is interpreted.Modern Societies and National Identities will appeal to academics interested in nationalism, the state and modernisation, particularly to those concerned with the Basque Country and the state of Spain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319600765 20171211
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xvi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Ashild Kolas 1. Sovereignty, boundaries and violence: Constructing the Basque national self (1959-2011) Daniele Conversi 2. Changes in the Basque sovereignty demand Iban Galletebeitia Gabiola and Pedro Ibarra Guell 3. Sovereignty and contention: the evolution of Basque nationalism in Spain Mario Zubiaga 4. The transnational mirror: homeland politics and the Basque diaspora Pedro J. Oiarzabal 5. Multiple sovereignties? Civil society and territorial construction in Iparralde Xabier Itcaina 6. Basque identity and sovereignty in contemporary Europe Jule Goikoetxea 7. Sovereignty revisited: the Basque case Pedro Ibarra Guell, Iban Galletebeitia Gabiola, Jule Goikoetxea, Mario Zubiaga, and Igor Ahedo.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138068049 20171030
This book explores the new debates on Basque sovereignty and statehood that have emerged in the post-violence Basque political scenario. It deciphers how sovereignty is understood or imagined by a revitalized civil society after the unilateral cessation of operations by ETA (Basque Homeland and Freedom). The contributors to this book investigate the new political field developing in the nexus between conventional party politics, established socio-cultural and linguistic organizations, creative civil society initiatives, and innovative activism. This book is for graduate students, scholars and professionals in political science, social anthropology, European studies, political philosophy, transnational studies, sociology, political geography, and global studies. It will also be of interest to academic specialists in Basque studies, specialists working on sovereignty, nationalism and globalization, and professionals in governance, international relations, foreign affairs, European politics and diplomacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138068049 20171030
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386 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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623 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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328 pages : map, facsimiles ; 22 cm
  • Avant-propos -- Le décor -- 1936-1948. Une frontière aux mille visages, une frontière qui rapproche les hommes -- Le canal de Puigcerdà -- Les exigences de l'élevage -- Le passage des marchandises -- De tenaces relations humaines -- La frontière, un lieu où s'expriment les choix politiques -- Le Reür sépare deux regards sur le suffrage universel -- Les élections des années 1930 en Cerdagne française -- Une Cerdagne française bien installée dans la démocratie -- Luttes électorales au début de la deuxième République espagnole... -- Accroc à la démocratie, le 6 octobre 1934 à Puigcerdà -- 1934, forte poussée de la droite -- Singularité de la Catalogne -- La grève générale -- Neutralisation de la FAI -- Une grève imposée d'en haut -- Le 6 octobre 1934: brève révolution à Puigcerdà -- Le pouvoir municipal d'un jour -- Le contrôle des déplacements -- La fin de la révolution du 6 octobre -- Les anarchistes entrent en scène -- Origine des anarchistes de Puigcerdà -- Les arrestations -- Le retour à l'ordre -- Les enseignements du 6 octobre -- Quelles forces trouve-t-on à Puigcerdà ? -- Naissance d'un mythe -- Expérience anarchiste de Puigcerdà (1936-1937) -- Les précédents -- L'explosion de juillet 1936 -- Les premiers débordements -- Les acteurs -- Du passé faisons table rase -- Une société collectivisée -- La fin de l'expérience libertaire -- L'épuration antilibertaire -- C'est fini -- La Cerdagne dans la guerre -- Les bombardements. La maîtrise du ciel -- Le passage du matériel de guerre -- Le bombardement du 23 janvier 1938 -- Les réactions locales immédiates -- Les réactions -- Le bombardement du 21 avril 1938 -- Des bombes à Formiguera -- La Retirada -- Les opérations militaires -- Puigcerdà à la veille de la Retirada -- Puigcerdà, ville ouverte -- Les réfugiés arrivent en France -- La vie des réfugiés en Cerdagne -- Le sort des petits Espagnols -- Les prisonniers franquistes -- Les nationalistes occupent la frontière -- Un autre regard -- Ceux qui reviennent -- Les lendemains de la Retirada -- En conclusion -- La Cerdagne isolée du monde -- La Zone réservée Pyrénéenne -- La Zona Fronteriza côté espagnol -- La zone interdite en Cerdagne française après la Libération -- La frontière transgressée par l'Espagne franquiste -- Un problème majeur, les transports -- La ligne Puigcerdà-Ripoll -- La gare de la Tor de Querol ? Enveitg -- Restrictions draconiennes à la circulation en Cerdagne française -- Les routes en Cerdagne française -- Les routes en Cerdagne espagnole -- Révolution Nationale et Revolucicin Nacional -- Similitude de quelques attitudes -- Un discours moral soutenu par un solide système répressif -- Adhésion de la Cerdagne et du Capcir aux choix de la Révolution Nationale -- Les échecs de la Révolution Nationale -- L'ordre franquiste en Cerdagne -- Le sentiment antifrançais -- Les nouveaux pouvoirs : l'Armée, la Phalange, l'Église -- Vivre en Cerdagne franquiste -- La nourriture -- Gérer la pénurie -- Quelques entorses à la loi -- Des délits plus sérieux -- Le passage -- De l'impossible surveillance
  • Un passage quotidien -- Qui cherche à franchir la frontière ? -- Les passeurs -- Les réseaux -- Les risques -- Comment conclure -- La contrebande -- Omniprésence de la contrebande -- La contrebande, lieu d'expression de rivalités humaines -- Que passait-on ? -- Contrebande ou action politique ? -- Une contrebande institutionalisée -- La Libération -- Désagrégation de l'autorité du pouvoir vichyste -- Des mois terribles -- Les Allemands partent en Espagne -- La vie reprend -- Le discours franquiste -- L'épuration -- Les guerrilleros en Cerdagne -- Une frontière bouillonnante -- Place des communistes -- Une Cerdagne espagnole sur la défensive -- L'affaire du Val d'Aran -- Les incidents de Bourg-Madame -- Des guerrilleros largement présents -- Le cours de l'histoire sera-t-il changé à Llivia ? -- La normalisation -- ter mars 1946-10 février 1948, la frontière est fermée -- Précautions franquistes -- Absence d'unanimité chez les vainqueurs -- Franco renforce la frontière -- La fermeture de la frontière gêne tout le monde -- La fin d'une espérance -- La scolarisation -- L'école publique française, une institution acceptée -- La guerre scolaire -- Le test des examens -- Les problèmes de l'enseignement espagnol -- L'enseignement républicain espagnol pendant la Guerre Civile -- Les cours d'adultes -- L'école franquiste -- L'Église, élément de rapprochement ou de différence ? -- Adhésion à un catholicisme raisonnable -- -Omniprésence de l'Église, des deux côtés -- L'architecture et le mobilier religieux -- Le problème de l'église paroissiale de Puigcerdà -- Différences des comportements religieux entre les deux Cerdagnes -- Et demain ?
"Entre 1936 et 1948, la Cerdagne, déjà écartelée par le traité des Pyrénées, connaît une cassure encore plus profonde. La Guerre Civile espagnole, la défaite française de 1940, l'Occupation, la Libération donnent une réalité nouvelle à la ligne frontalière. Les Cerdans, contraints à vivre côte à côte de violents changements politiques, doivent inventer des solutions pour survivre. Une frontière de plus en plus étanche sépare comme jamais une unité humaine. Jean-Louis Blanchon se penche sur cette terrible époque, qui a vu une même population, souvent unie par des liens de parenté, conduite à évoluer dans des environnements politiques et humains différents. Il nous livre un travail précis, revient sur des événements politiques et militaires, insiste sur les difficultés quotidiennes. Il a recherché les bouleversements de ces douze années, souvent ignorés, méconnus ou oubliés, qui ont eu une large incidence sur la réalité de la railla cerdane, la ligne."--Page 4 of cover.
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xiii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
The alliance between Prime Ministers Jose Maria Aznar and Tony Blair represented a crucial moment in recent European and World politics, owing to the divisive nature of their support for the United States in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The extent of their collaboration, combined with their interventionist approach to tackling global threats, reflected an unprecedented level of cooperation between Spain and the United Kingdom. This book sets out to explain Aznar and Blairs foreign policy and how they came to support the United States. Understanding their relationship is imperative to explaining divisions over European reform, intervention, tackling rogue states, the response to 9/11, and the war on terrorism. This critical period in world politics has been subject to significant academic analysis, but the motivations behind the adoption of a pro-US foreign policy by Aznar and Blair have hitherto not been examined from a comparative perspective. Analysis uncovers factors that have either been overlooked or understated in terms of their influence throughout the AznarBlair relationship, particularly regarding their alliance in the European Union before September 2001. This compelling comparative study is invaluable to explaining how two leaders from different political backgrounds and traditions became such close allies, and how they came to support US foreign policy despite the pressures of deep divisions within the EU political bloc. Published in association with the Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, LSE.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845198350 20170710
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398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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ix, 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A Monarchist Liberal (1877-1923)
  • From Monarchist to Republican (1923-1931)
  • The Battle over the Constitution (1931)
  • The Reformist Biennium (1931-1933)
  • The Elections of 1933 and the Victory of the Center and Right
  • The Center Governments and the Revolutionary Insurrection of 1934
  • Government by the Center-Right (1934-1935)
  • Alcalá Zamora Puts an End to Parliamentary Government (1935-1936)
  • The Ouster of Alcalá Zamora (1936)
The Second Spanish Republic (193136) was the only new liberal democratic regime to emerge in Europe during the 1930s. Historians, however, have focused primarily on the Civil War of 193639 that followed, devoting much less attention to the parliamentary regime that preceded it. This book deals with the history and failure of the democratic polity in Spain through a detailed examination of the initiatives of its president, Niceto Alcala Zamora. As civil servant, lawyer, politician and writer, by 1931 he had become one of the most successful men of Spain. He played the leading role in the downfall of the monarchy and the inauguration of the Republic, which he served for eight months as initial prime minister and then as the first president. Stanley Paynes study argues that the failure of the Republic was not inevitable but depended on the policy choices of its president and the key party leaders. Alcala Zamoras professed goal was to center the Republic, stabilizing the new regime while avoiding extremes, but he failed altogether in this project. The Constitution of 1931 stipulated the double responsibility of parliamentary government both to the president and to a voting majority. Though Alcala Zamora resisted strong efforts from the left to cancel the results of the first fully democratic elections in 1933, he subsequently used his powers recklessly, making and unmaking governments at will, refusing to permit normal functioning of parliament. This first critical scholarly account of the presidency of Alcala Zamora casts new light on the failure of democracy in interwar Europe and on the origins of the Spanish Civil War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845198589 20170829
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99 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
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255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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399 pages ; 23 cm
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289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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113 p. ; 19 cm.
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181 pages ; 20 cm
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278 pages ; 24 cm.
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115 pages ; 24 cm.
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142 pages ; 21 cm.
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xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Authority and Spectacle: Teofilo F. Ruiz and the Study of Medieval and Early Modern Europe Yuen-Gen Liang and Jarbel Rodriguez Part I - Authority in Borders and Conquests * A Border Policy? Louis IX and the Spanish Connection William C. Jordan * The King, the Coin, and the Word: Imagining and Enacting Castilian Frontiers in the Late Medieval Iberia Claire Gilbert * An End to Conquests: Military Debates and Political Culture in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Spain Xavier Gil *'All Things to All Men': Political Messianism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain Bryan Givens Part II - Authority in Texts, Taxes, and Penury * Transmitting Urgency in the Romance: An Example of Strategic Codeswitching in the Crown of Aragon's Thirteenth-Century Royal Chancery Antonio Zaldivar * The Issues of Fiscal Systems in Castilian Towns from 1369 to 1474 Denis Menjot * Authority and Poverty in Late-Medieval Spain Francisco Garcia-Serrano Part III - Spectacles of Purity in the Body and in the Realm * The Saint at the Gate: Giving Relics a 'Royal Entry' in Eleventh to Twelfth-Century France Kate Craig * Medieval Cuisines and the Seasons of the Year Paul Freedman * Medieval Media and Minorities: Jews and Muslims in the Cantigas de Santa Maria David Nirenberg Part IV - Spectacles of Empire and Identity * Poor Colors, Rich Colors: Spanish Clothing in the Early Sixteenth Century Hilario Casado Alonso * Mobilizing Sanctity: Pius II and the Head of Andrew in Rome Maya Maskarinec * Nuestros Espanoles: The First Spaniards and the first Hapsburg Chronicles Katherine van Liere * Muy grandes hombres de acaballo': Spanish Horsemanship a la jineta and Bernardo Vargas Machuca's New Science Kathryn Renton Epilogue - The Workings of Power: Authority and Festivals in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Teofilo F. Ruiz Bibliography of Teofilo F. Ruiz publications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472454577 20170418
Bringing together distinguished scholars in honor of Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, this volume presents original and innovative research on the critical and uneasy relationship between authority and spectacle in the period from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, focusing on Spain, the Mediterranean and Latin America. Cultural scholars such as Professor Ruiz and his colleagues have challenged the notion that authority is elided with high politics, an approach that tends to be monolithic and disregards the uneven application and experience of power by elite and non-elite groups in society by highlighting the significance of spectacle. Taking such forms as ceremonies, rituals, festivals, and customs, spectacle is a medium to project and render visible power, yet it is also an ambiguous and contested setting, where participants exercise the roles of both actor and audience. Chapters in this collection consider topics such as monarchy, wealth and poverty, medieval cuisine and diet and textual and visual sources. The individual contributions in this volume collectively represent a timely re-examination of authority that brings in the insights of cultural theory, ultimately highlighting the importance of representation and projection, negotiation and ambivalence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472454577 20170418
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412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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