The Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Robert J. Alexander

Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim

ISBN: 1857564006

Category: History

Page: 1468

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Re-examines the role of the anarchists in the Spanish Civil War, from their participation in the military to the management of substantial segments of the Spanish economy.

Mein Katalonien

Bericht über den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602480

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ende 1936 kam Orwell als Zeitungsreporter nach Barcelona, um über den Bürgerkrieg zu berichten. Er schloß sich der Miliz P.O.U.M. an, der Arbeiterpartei der marxistischen Einigung, und kämpfte den Winter über an der Front in Aragonien. Als er wenig später mit ansehen mußte, wie die Kommunisten bei der Ausschaltung der ihnen nicht genehmen Truppen Methoden der faschistischen Geheimpolizei anwandten, wurde er zu einem der erbittertsten Feinde des sowjetischen Totalitarismus.

The Story of the Iron Column

Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Abel Paz

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849350647

Category: History

Page: 278

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A passionate history of fighting against all odds—the legendary war against fascism and capitalism in Spain.

Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat

Was ist kommunistischer Anarchismus?

Author: Erich Mühsam

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848257114

Category:

Page: 58

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1932 ver ffentlichte Erich M hsam seine programmatische Schrift "Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat" mit dem Untertitel "Was ist kommunistischer Anarchismus?" als Sonderheft seiner Zeitung "Fanal." Hierin entwirft er eine Gesellschaftsvorstellung ohne Macht und Staat und erl utert das anarchistische Weltbild. In seinem Vorwort schreibt er: "Eine Arbeit, die als Ersatz f r eine am Erscheinen verhinderte, dem Tagesgeschehen angepa te Zeitschrift den Augenblick berdauern m chte, kann sich nur mit der Welt- und Lebensanschauung befassen, welche den Geist der Zeitschrift bestimmt hat und weiter bestimmen soll. Dem Anarchisten war also die Aufgabe gestellt, die Grundz ge seines anarchistischen Lehrgeb udes zu entwerfen. Das habe ich versucht. Immer wieder h ren wir die Frage von Personen, denen die Gedankenwelt des Anarchismus nicht vertraut ist: Was wollt ihr eigentlich? Wie stellt ihr euch eine Gesellschaft ohne Staat und Obrigkeit vor? Liegt nicht in der Bezeichnung Kommunistischer Anarchismus" ein innerer Widerspruch? Darauf wollte ich einigerma en umfassend und in nicht schwer verst ndlicher Form kurzen Bescheid geben. Den eigenen Genossen wollte ich gleichzeitig ein Bild der anarchistischen Gedankenwelt zeichnen, das jeder nach seiner Neigung erg nzen oder einschr nken mag und an dessen Linien er seine Ansichten berpr fen und befestigen kann. Auf geschichtliche Beweisf hrung und wissenschaftliche Unterbauung der hier vorgetragenen Gedanken habe ich verzichtet, auch davon abgesehen, ltere anarchistische Schriften zur St tzung und Vergleichung meiner Meinung heranzuziehen. Kein Gedanke wird dadurch richtiger, da schon ein andrer ihn fr her ge u ert hat. Auch glaube ich, da es der Lebendigkeit meiner Beweisf hrung am zutr glichsten ist, wenn ich sie ausschlie lich in meine eigenen Worte fasse. Daher findet sich in der vorliegenden Arbeit kein einziges Zitat, au er dem an die Spitze gestellten Satz Wielands, der, vor 150 Jahren geschrieben, beweisen soll, wi

Revolution and the State

Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Author: Danny Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351664735

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book analyses the processes of revolution and state reconstruction that took place in the Republican zone during the Spanish civil war. It focuses on the radical anarchists who sought to advance the revolutionary agenda. Their activity came into conflict with the leaders of the libertarian organisations committed to the reconstruction of the Republican state following its near collapse in July 1936. This process implied participation not only in the organs of governance but also in the ideological reconstitution of the Republic as a patriarchal and national entity. Using original sources, the book shows that the opposition to this process was both broader and more ideologically consistent than has hitherto been assumed, and that, in spite of its heterogeneity, it united around a common revolutionary programme. This resistance to state reconstruction was informed by the essential insight of anarchism: that the function and purpose of the modern state cannot be transformed from within. By situating the struggles of the radical anarchists within the contested process of state reconstruction, the book affirms the continued relevance of this insight to the study of the Spanish revolution.

The Spanish Civil War

Revolution and Counterrevolution

Author: Burnett Bolloten

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807819067

Category: History

Page: 1074

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A detailed account of the war describes Republican political life during the period and recounts the rise of the Spanish Communist Party

The Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Author: Michael Alpert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107328578

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is a long-awaited translation of a definitive account of the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Michael Alpert examines the origins, formation and performance of the Republican Army and sets the Spanish Civil War in its broader military context. He explores the conflicts between communists and Spanish anarchists about how the war should be fought, as well as the experience of individual conscripts, problems of food, clothing and arms, and the role of women in the new army. The book contains extensive discussion of international aspects, particularly the role of the International Brigades and of the Soviet Russian advisers. Finally, it discusses the final uprising of professional Republican officers against the Government and the almost unconditional surrender to Franco. Professor Alpert also provides detailed statistics for the military forces available to Franco and to the Republic and biographies of the key figures on both sides.

Der Grosse Krieg

die Welt 1914 bis 1918

Author: Herfried Münkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783871347207

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 923

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Geschiedenis van de Eerste Wereldoorlog.

The Anarchists of Casas Viejas

Author: Jerome R. Mintz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216588

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"For its intelligence and humanitarian achievements, for its political honesty, for its power and its beauty (there is no other word), this book deserves to be called a masterpiece." —American Ethnologist Jerome R. Mintz's classic study of the lives of Andalusian campesinos who were swept up by one of the 20th century's pivotal social movements provided a new framework for understanding the tragic events that tilted Spain toward civil war. In a new foreword, James W. Fernandez reflects on the fieldwork that led to the book and its contribution to subsequent developments in the ethnography of Europe and the historiography of modern Spain.

Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina

Author: James A Baer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096975

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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From 1868 through 1939, anarchists' migrations from Spain to Argentina and back again created a transnational ideology and influenced the movement's growth in each country. James A. Baer follows the lives, careers, and travels of Diego Abad de Santillán, Manuel Villar, and other migrating anarchists to highlight the ideological and interpersonal relationships that defined a vital era in anarchist history. Drawing on extensive interviews with Abad de Santillán, José Grunfeld, and Jacobo Maguid, along withunusual access to anarchist records and networks, Baer uncovers the ways anarchist migrants in pursuit of jobs and political goals formed a critical nucleus of militants, binding the two countries in an ideological relationship that profoundly affected the history of both. He also considers the impact of reverse migration and discusses political decisions that had a hitherto unknown influence on the course of the Spanish Civil War. Personal in perspective and transnational in scope, Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina offers an enlightening history of a movement and an era.

A Short History of the Spanish Civil War

Author: Julian Casanova

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857733044

Category: History

Page: 240

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The years of the Spanish Civil War filled twentieth-century Spain with hope, frustration and drama. Not only did it pit countryman against countryman, and neighbour against neighbour, but from 1936-39 this bitterly contended struggle sucked in competing and seemingly atavistic forces that were soon to rage across the face of Europe, and then the rest of the world: nationalism and republicanism; communism and fascism; anarchism and monarchism; anti-clerical reformism and aristocratic Catholic conservatism. The ‘Guerra Civil’ is of enduring interest precisely because it represents much more than just a regional contest for power and governmental legitimacy. It has come to be seen as a seedbed for the titanic political struggles and larger social upheavals that scarred the entire twentieth century. In elegant and accessible prose, Julián Casanova tells the gripping story of these years of anguish and trauma, which hit the country with a force hitherto unknown at any time in Spain’s history. Charting the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy, he provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anti-clerical violence) that have been asked in the seventy years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Author: Abel Paz

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 795

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A political biography, history of of a revolutionary era, and nonstop adventure story across three continents.

Film and the Anarchist Imagination

Author: Richard Porton

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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Bearded bomb-throwers, self-indulgent nihilists, dangerous subversives—these characteristic clichés of anarchists in the popular imagination are often reproduced in the cinema. In Film and the Anarchist Imagination, the first comprehensive survey of anarchism in film, Richard Porton deconstructs such stereotypes while offering an authoritative account of films featuring anarchist characters and motifs. From the early cinema of Griffith and René Clair, to the work of Godard, Lina Wertmüller, Lizzie Borden and Ken Loach, Porton analyzes portrayals of anarchism in film, presenting commentaries and critiques of such classics as Zéro de Conduite, Tout Va Bien, and Love and Anarchy. In addition, he provides an excellent guide to the complex traditions of anarchist thought, from Bakunin and Kropotkin to Emma Goldman and Murray Bookchin, disclosing a rich historical legacy that encompasses the Paris Commune, the Haymarket martyrs, the anarcho-syndicalists of the Spanish Civil War, as well as more familiar contemporary avatars like the Situationists and the enragés of May 1968.