The Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera: A Political Reassessment

  title={The Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera: A Political Reassessment},
  author={Shlomo Ben-Ami},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={65 - 84}
  • S. Ben-Ami
  • Published 1 January 1977
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
General Primo de Rivera assumed power in Spain by means of a classic pronunciamiento on 13 September 1923. He suspended the 1876 constitution, upon which the liberal monarchy had rested for the previous fifty years, and established a seven-year dictatorship. His coup d'etat was, however, acclaimed by King Alfonso XIII, who had been exhibiting signs of impatience with the parliamentary regime which had, he believed, obstructed the material development of the country. By his adherence to… 
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Joaquin Maurín, Los Hombres de la Dictadura
  • 1939
Los Socialistas y la Revolución
  • 1932
Bosquejo Histórico de la Dictadura (Madrid
  • For Mauristas see La Epoca,
  • 1930
España y la Monarquia (Madrid
  • For ’achievements’ as a ’justification’ see,
  • 1930
For the evidence of an active participant in the coup d'état see López de Ochoa, De la Dictadura a la República
  • 1930
For the labyrinthic attempts to find a way out see ibid
  • For Mussolini’s
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Luis Araquistáin, El Ocaso de un Régimen
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Rumbold to Austen Chamberlain 1, 14 September 1927
  • The decree of the Assembly is quoted in Jesus Pabón, Cambó (Barcelona 1969) vol. II, part I, 537. For Primo see his Intervenciones en la Asamblea Nacional del General Primo de Rivera
  • 1930
part I, 537. For Primo see his Intervenciones en la Asamblea Nacional del General Primo de Rivera
  • 1930
España Bajo el Nuevo Régimen
  • 1928