Contents

List of maps page vi

Chronology vii

Introduction 1

Part I Republic

1 The winds of change 9

2 The constraints of democracy 37

3 Order and religion 64

4 Reshaping the Republic 94

5 The seeds of confrontation 125

Part II Civil war 151

6 From coup d'├ętat to civil war 153

7 Order, revolution and political violence 179

8 An international war 212

9 The Republic at war 236

10 'Nationalist' Spain 275

11 Battlefields and rearguard politics 304

Epilogue: Why did the Republic lose the war? 335

Glossary 340

Appendix 1: Leading figures 342

Appendix 2: Political parties and organisations 344

Index 347

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