By Edward E. Malefakis
Huge eightvo. xx, 469 pp, tables, maps, nearby divisions, abbreviations, advent, half I. Land Tenure and Rural Social constitution: 1. Land Tenure in Twentieth-Century Spain; 2. The Geographical and old atmosphere of the Latifundios; three. The Social constitution of Southern Spain: the agricultural Oligarchy; four. The Social constitution of Southern Spain: the agricultural Proletariat. half II. Agrarian Reform and Peasant Revolution: five. The Agrarian challenge sooner than the Republic; 6. the 1st Months of the Republic; 7. The Azana govt looking for an Agrarian Reform legislations; eight. The Agrarian Reform legislation of September 1932; nine. A legislation looking for a central authority; 10. the autumn of Azana; eleven. Anarchosyndicalism and Spontaneous Peasant Protest; 12. The Radicalization of the Socialists; thirteen. The Failure of the Center-Right; 14.The Destruction of the "Bourgeois Republic; 15. may possibly the catastrophe were kept away from; Appendixes: A. resources of data on sleek Spanish Land Tenure; B. equipment of Estimating information in Statistical Tables; C. extra Statistical facts on Spanish Land Tenure; D. technique Used to set up kinfolk Relationships and Absenteeism between huge vendors; E. Pre-Republican Agrarian Reform Proposals; thesaurus of Spanish phrases, chosen bibliography, index. First variation, 1970. Inscribed via the writer on ffep. eco-friendly textile with yelllow lettering to backbone. "This ebook provides a bankruptcy to the growing to be literature at the difficulties of agrarian reform. It confirms the acuteness of the issue that faces all reformers -- that reforms may possibly open a Pandora's field that may convey damage to a approach that introduces them. for this reason this learn is worried with the connection among evolutionary and progressive motion, in addition to among reform and reaction." from the jacket flap.
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Th ';3' Alfonso VII of Castile (1126-57) conquered vast stretches of land between afe r a~ and the headwaters of the Guadalquiver but lost. them to the Almohades ao ew ye~rs. ered . m re te~tory but were even more transitory in their effects. lthethirteenth-century military break- s:n •• • GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL SETTING OF THE LATIFUNDIOS 55 back of Almohade military might. To complete the disaster, rebellions followed which fragmented Moslem Spain once more into several petty principalities, none of them a match for Castile.
D' Church lands in the nine rec ~z, as Clt~ m Vic~ns Vives, vol. 4. pt. 2, p. 92, assessed at 30 percent of th O~qUlsta provmces dunng the desamortizacMn were va they should have been if ue of ~II. Spanish Church lands, slightly more than onn con hons prevailed throughout Spain. d u::u 61 GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL SETTING OF THE LATIFUNDIOS up almost three-quarters of that population. In territories conquered at other times, the situation was usually reversed. Owners usually equaled or exceeded laborers in number, and an important tenant class, some of whose members later established full property rights over their lands, existed.
Bee n. 14 for further information. NOTE: In this and all subsequent tables in which absolute figures are used, the national total is larger than the sum of the regions listed because it includes the Balearic and Canary Islands, which I have left out of consideration. Table 9 clearly indicates that the conclusions suggested by Table 8 must be modified. If the Meseta-Ebro enjoys a slightly less arid climate, Southern Spain has soil better able to absorb and retain moisture and thus LAND TENURE AND RURAL SOCIAL STRUCfURE soil that is susceptible to more frequent productive use.
Agrarian Reform and Peasant Revolution in Spain: Origins of the Civil War by Edward E. Malefakis