Though it is nearly seventy years since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, it still remains a compelling subject surrounded by fierce controversy. Romero Salvado offers an absorbing and vivid analysis of the origins, course and outcomes of the Spanish tragedy. Unravelling the myths that have distorted this fascinating topic, the Spanish conflict is examined as a watershed - the most brutal example of the crisis of modernity that polarized Europe in the inter-war years.
FRANCISCO J. ROMERO SALVADO is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at London Metropolitan University, UK. He is an expert on modern Spanish history and politics and inter-war Europe.