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Dr Paco Romero Salvado

Dr Paco Romero Salvado

Dr Paco Romero Salvado
B.A., Ph.D.(Lond.)

Reader in Modern Spanish History

Area of research

Social Conflict and Political Radicalism in Spain, 1898-1939

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I work mainly on three areas of modern Spain: socio-political conflict; crisis of traditional liberalism vis-à-vis the formation of political class consciousness; and praetorian politics. All of them can be integrated into the broader subject of the short and medium-term causes of the Spanish Civil War and in the analysis of the troubled modernization of the Spanish state as a laboratory of socio-political upheaval within a European perspective.


I am a Reader in Modern Spanish History at the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in the Universityof Bristol. I taught before at Queen Mary College, London Metropolitan University and the London School of Economics. My main research interest is the analysis of the social and political origins of the Spanish Civil War. I have written extensively on the transition from elite to mass politics, the post First World War crisis of the Liberal Monarchy, popular protest and praetorian intervention in political society. My recent major publications include The Spanish Civil War: Origins, Course and Outcomes (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005), Foundations of the Civil War. Revolution, Social Conflict and Reaction in Spain, 1916–1923 (London: Routledge, 2008) and La Largua Guerra Civil Española del Siglo XX (Granada: Comares, 2011)



Social Conflict and Political Upheaval in Spain, 1833-1931

Republic, War and Dictatorship, 1931-1975

Popular Protests and Praetorian Politics in Liberal Spain, 1874-1923

The Spanish Civil War

Fascism and Nationalism in Europe


  • Labour history; Revolutionary politics and rise of authoritarian formulas of social control; Origins
  • course and legacy of the Spanish Civil War

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