Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

13 The Negrín Government in Barcelona and the Rupture of the Catalan Front

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Negrín government moved from Valencia to Barcelona. The reasons for this second move (the first having been from Madrid to Valencia in November 1936) were two-fold. First, for strategic reasons, Barcelona was considered safer militarily than Valencia. Second, the Republican Government was convinced that Catalan efforts in the war had been minimal and that, ultimately, the region had only created problems for the Republican cause. The move inevitably increased the friction between the two governments, because of both how and why the change was made. From the moment the move was decided, the Negrín government began the process of stripping the Generalitat of any real power. Negrín expected to resolve the problems that had arisen with the Generalitat when he moved to Barcelona, since his real objective was none other than 'to begin recuperating the power that the autonomous region had wrongfully assumed for itself'.

Keywords: Barcelona; Catalan efforts; Generalitat; Negrín government; Republican government; Valencia



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    War and Revolution in Catalonia, 1936-1939 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation