Emotions, Moral Batteries and High-Risk Activism: Understanding the Emotional Practices of the Spanish Anarchists under Franco's Dictatorship

  title={Emotions, Moral Batteries and High-Risk Activism: Understanding the Emotional Practices of the Spanish Anarchists under Franco's Dictatorship},
  author={Eduardo Romanos},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  pages={545 - 564}
  • Eduardo Romanos
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary European History
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