Battleground Spain, 1936-1939: International Perspectives on the Spanish Civil War (HIH1033)

15 credits

This module explores the reasons why the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 reverberated so widely beyond Spain’s national borders. Although primarily an outcome of escalating domestic tensions, the war became a key preoccupation of European politics and the decisive flash point for a whole set of social conflicts destabilising the continent since the First World War. This fact was keenly perceived by contemporary political actors and observers. In this module, you will analyse and evaluate a wide range of sources, including official records, newspapers, diaries, films, photographs and posters, in order to develop essential historical skills whilst obtaining a vivid introduction to one of the most dramatic and decisive moments in Europe’s twentieth-century history.