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The 'Red Terror' and the Spanish Civil War: Revolutionary Violence in Madrid

Julius Ruiz (University of Edinburgh)
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Published
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition
First English edition
Language
Translated from the Spanish
Uniform Title
Terror Rojo : Madrid 1936 English
ISBN
9781107054547 (hardback), 1107054540 (hardback)
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Summary
"This book deals with one of most controversial issues of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): the "Red Terror." Approximately 50,000 Spaniards were extrajudically executed in Republican Spain following the failure of the military rebellion in July 1936. This mass killing of "fascists" seriously undermined attempts by the legally constituted Republican government to present itself in foreign quarters as fighting a war for democracy. This study, based on a wealth of scholarship and archival sources, challenges the common view that executions were the work of criminal or anarchist "uncontrollables." Its focus is on Madrid, which witnessed at least 8,000 executions in 1936. It shows that the terror was organized and was carried out with the complicity of the police, and argues that terror was seen as integral to the antifascist war effort. Indeed, the elimination of the internal enemy - the "Fifth Column" - was regarded as important as the war on the front line"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. On the brink
  • 2. The military rebellion
  • 3. Antifascist Madrid
  • 4. Forging the new police
  • 5. The justice of the people
  • 6. If it is the will of the people...
  • 7. Popular tribunals and the Rearguard Vigilance Militias (MVR)
  • 8. A fifth column?
  • 9. The prison problem
  • 10. Paracuellos
  • 11. The dirty war against the fifth column
  • 12. Dealing with the legacy of the terror : forced labour for fascists, 1937-1939
  • Annex 1. Post-curfew passwords issued by police headquarters in Madrid
  • Annex 2. The network of terror
  • Annex 3. Prisons in Madrid autumn 1936
  • Annex 4. Evacuations from Madrid's prisons 28 October to 4 December 1936.
Description
xii, 385 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-361) and index.
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