Revolutionary anarchism in Spain : 1868-1939
Hoffman, Mark (Student of history)
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The paper that I have written deals with the role of Spanish Anarchists in the Popular Front during the Spanish Civil War. The ideological roots of Spanish Anarchism are examined and an effort is made to show how the Bakuninist world-view gained currency among a significant portion of the Spanish peasantry and working-class. The historical conditions particular to Spain that provided the Anarchists with their base of support are discussed at length. In addition, the conflicts between the Anarchists and the Spanish Communist Party are dealt with in detail. Throughout the paper, the events taking place in Spain are put into their international context. The paper concludes with a brief summary of the impact of Anarchist thought on world history.