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This front matter section of the book Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion contains the table of contents, a list of contributors and a list of illustrations. The book focuses on the origins and evolution of the Movement for the Recovery of Historical Memory (MRHM) in Spain and illustrates the relationship between post-memory and historical agency. It explores the construction of Spanish masculinity, specifically the different masculinities elaborated from various ideological positions during the conflict. The book addresses the Francoist regime's repressive environment as prescribed and contested in literary works and national symbols. It deals with the trauma of the civil war in the collective memory. The book explains the oral tradition of exiled Spanish women from both sides in the war. It discusses the significance of the myth of the Hispano-Arabic identity in the Francoist ideological discourse.

Keywords: Francoist regime; Hispano-Arabic identity; MRHM; Spanish Civil War; Spanish masculinity; Spanish women



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