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Author Sennett, Alan

Title Revolutionary Marxism in Spain, 1930-1937 / by Alan Sennett
Published Leiden : Brill, 2014


Description 1 online resource (ix, 346 pages .)
Series Historical Materialism Book Series
Historical materialism book series
Contents 1. Trotsky's theory of revolution -- Uneven and combined development -- Permanent revolution -- Critical perspectives on permanent revolution -- Theorising revolutionary crises -- Permanent revolution since Trotsky -- 2. Trotsky on Spain -- Spain's uneven and combined development -- The problems of revolutionary agency -- War and revolution -- 3. Revolutionary Marxists in Spain, 1930-1934 -- From socialism and syndicalism to revolutionary Marxism -- Nin and the problems of the Spanish Revolution -- Maurin and the problems of the Spanish Revolution -- Areas of divergence and convergence -- 4. The threat of fascism and the challenge of workers' unity -- The Spanish workers' movement -- The threat of fascism -- Entryism or fusion? -- 5. Marxist unity : the creation of the POUM -- Fusion or absorption? -- The POUM's programme -- 6. The POUM and the Popular Front -- The coming of the Popular Front -- Military rising and revolutionary response -- The Generalitat -- 7. Defending the revolution -- The campaign against the POUM -- May 1937 -- The suppression of the POUM -- Appendix: Historical essay -- Spain's transition to capitalism -- Spain's bourgeois revolution -- The workers' movement -- The Second Republic -- The Civil War
Summary "Revolutionary Marxism in Spain, 1930-1937 examines the impact of Trotsky's political thought upon those Spanish communists who dissented from the 'general line' laid down by Moscow. It explores the political ideas of leading POUM figures, Andreu Nin and Joaquín Maurín, and their complex relationship with Trotsky. The contention is that the POUM owed far more to Trotsky than many of the party's historians care to admit. Drawing heavily upon Spanish sources, the book seeks to present and explain the POUM's political ideas in order to understand why the party adopted the positions it did. The author engages with broader scholarly debates around the role of the POUM in the Spanish Civil War and Revolution, especially those surrounding the Popular Front"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-331) and index
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Subject Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 -- Political and social views
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 -- Influence
Nin, Andrés, 1892-1937 -- Political and social views
Maurín, Joaquín, 1897-1973 -- Political and social views
Maurín, Joaquín, 1897-1973.
Nin, Andrés, 1892-1937.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista -- History
Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista.
Communism -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Dissenters -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Revolutionaries -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1931-1939.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004270566