Alfonsist Monarchism and the Coming of the Spanish Civil War

  title={Alfonsist Monarchism and the Coming of the Spanish Civil War},
  author={Paul Preston},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={114 - 89}
  • P. Preston
  • Published 1 April 1972
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The Second Republic in Spain (I931-36) witnessed a process of working class radicalization which the conservative classes were ill-equipped to face. The radicalization was not of recent origin; the lack of a suitable conservative posture was. When the normal political mechanism had been found incapable of dealing with social and economic unrest in I917 recourse was had to the army; the crisis found its resolution in the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, which anaesthetized the situation for… 
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