Dr Maria Thomas



La fe y la furia: Violencia anticlerical popular e iconoclastia en EspaNa, 1931-1936, Granada, Comares, 2014.

The Faith and the Fury: Popular Anticlerical Violence and Iconoclasm in Spain, 1931-1936, Sussex Academic Press, 2013.


with Marco J, "Mucho malo for fascisti": Languages and Transnational Soldiers in the Spanish Civil War', War and Society, Maney Publishing, 2019

Martyrs, Memory and Misrepresentation: the Spanish Catholic Church, Religious Persecution and the Spanish Civil War, International Journal of Iberian Studies, vol. Forthcoming, Intellect, 2018

Catholicism and the end of dictatorship in Portugal and Spain: convergences and contrasts, Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic studies and researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America, vol. Forthcoming, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2018

Sacred destruction?: Anticlericalism, iconoclasm and the sacralisation of politics in twentieth-century Spain, European History Quarterly, vol. 47 (3), SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2017, 490-508

Political violence in the Republican zone of Spain during the Spanish Civil War: evolving historiographical perspectives, Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 52 (1), SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2017, 140-147

The construction of anticlerical collective identities in early twentieth-century Spain, European History Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 1, 2013, 73-95

Disputing the Public Sphere: Anticlerical Violence, Conflict and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cuadernos de Historia Contemporanea, vol. 33, 2011, 49-69

The front line of Albion's perfidy. Inputs into the making of British policy towards Spain: The racism and snobbery of Norman King, International Journal of Iberian Studies, vol. 20, no. 7, 2007, 105-127


El pasado en llamas: la iconoclasta en EspaNa entre 1931 y 1939, in Company R, Griñó A (eds) La modernitat republicana. Innovacions, pervivències i rèmores en una dècada decisiva, Valencia: Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i de la Modernitat, 2016

'Twentieth-century Catholicisms: religion as prison, as haven, as "clamp"', in Interrogating Francoism: history and dictatorship in twentieth-century Spain, London: Bloomsbury, 2015

'The civilisation that is being forged amid the thunder of the cannons': Anticlerical violence and social reconfiguration: July - December 1936, in del Arco Blanco MA, Anderson P (eds) Grappling with the Past: Mass Violence in Spain 1936 – 1952, London and New York: Routledge, 2014

'La civilización que se está forjando entre el tronar de los caNones: violencia anticlerical y reconfiguracion social (julio-diciembre de 1936), in Lidiando con el pasado: Represión y memoria de la guerra civil y el franquismo, Granada: Comares, 2014