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Erik Tängerstad

Javier Fernández Sebastián and Juan Francisco Fuentes, eds. 2002. Diccionario Político y Social del Siglo XIX Español. Madrid: Alianza Editorial. pp. 772.

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The New Spanish Memory Comics

The Example of Cuerda de presas

Anne Magnussen

Since the end of the 1990s, more and more Spanish comics have focused on the recent Spanish past, including the memory of the Civil War (1936–1939) and the succeeding dictatorship. This article offers an analysis of a particular comics volume, Cuerda de presas (2005) by Jorge García and Fidel Martínez, and discusses the way in which it interprets the role of the past in Spanish society thirty years after the political transition to democracy. I argue that Cuerda de presas participates in the questioning of the dominant memory about the past. It does this by undermining narrative coherence and by pointing to the plural and unstable characteristics of memories. Charles Peirce's semiotics constitutes the framework for the analysis, according to which there is a dynamic relationship between Cuerda de presas and Spanish society.

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Satirical Panels against Censorship

A Battle That Raged during the Spanish Transition

Gerardo Vilches

In mid-1970s Spain, many new satirical magazines featured a strong political stance opposing Francisco Franco’s regime and in favour of democracy. Magazines with a significant amount of comics-based content constituted a space for political and social critics, as humour allowed them to go further than other media. However, legal authorities tried to censor and punish them. This article analyses the relationship between the Spanish satirical press and censorship and focuses on the difficulties their publishers and authors encountered in expressing their criticism of the country’s social changes. Various cartoonists have been interviewed, and archival research carried out. In-depth analysis of the magazines’ contents is used to gain an overview of a political and social period in recent Spanish history, in which the satirical press uniquely tackled several issues.

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Anne Magnussen

comics histories in other European countries. 7 Nevertheless, this history was also shaped by particular Spanish phenomena, many of which are related to twentieth-century Spanish history. The Civil War (1936–1939) and the almost forty

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History Teaching and Cultural Hegemony

Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Francoist History Textbooks of the 1960s

Johanna Fricke

school encyclopedia: Primary education years 3–4, first level ]. Burgos : Hijos de Santiago Rodríguez , 1954 . ( H. S. R. 3°–4° Primaria 1954 ) Ediciones S. M. , ed. Historia de España: Grado Elemental: 4° Primaria [ Spanish history: Primary school

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A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

scientific knowledge during this process were gradually involved in the very first attempts to define the concept of a modern citizen in Spanish history. The three articles, when read together, open up a multidisciplinary space in which center

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‘For He Bestirred Himself to Protect the Land from the Moors’

Depicting the Medieval Reconquista in Modern Spanish Graphic Novels

Iain A. MacInnes

Iberian Peninsula. 2 Yet, despite the removal of Muslim power being seen as a cornerstone in Spanish history, contemporary Spain continues to promote and publicise its Muslim past. In part, this is a result of tourism in twentieth-century Spain, with

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Science, Customs, and the Modern Subject

From Emulation to Education in the Semantics of Spanish Enlightenment

Pablo Sánchez León

opinion, and scientific knowledge had a chance to be eventually combined in the first definition of a modern citizen in Spanish history. 58 Jovellanos died in 1809, and so, although he did not live to see the way the patres conscripti instituted

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Ana Isabel González Manso

, diagnosis of the cause of decadence; second, as a result of previous assessment, the linking of moral regeneration to progress; and finally, a rereading of the past in which intellectuals highlighted periods in Spanish history where, according to them, moral

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Esilda Luku

Sala, Histori e Qytetërimit Botëror 11 , 130. 48 Ibid. 49 Mariano González-Delgado, “The Treatment of the Holocaust in High School History Textbooks: A Case Study from Spain,” History of Education 46, no. 6 (2017): 810–825, here 822, doi:10