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This chapter provides concluding remarks for this book Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion, which discusses the political and social narratives of the Spanish Civil War. The book looks at memory as a means to explore the relationship between the whole (meaning the master historical narrative of the Spanish conflict and dictatorship) and its parts (seeing society as an entity in which different memories interact at the social, symbolic, and political levels). The battleground now is in the power to remember. To achieve historical reconciliation, the author approaches the trauma of the war and the Francoist dictatorship from a radical philosophical standpoint provided by Paul Ricoeur's work. The memory of the Spanish Civil War is intertwined with the development of Francoism and remains central to the sustenance and protection of democratic Spain.

Keywords: cultural history; democratic Spain; Francoist dictatorship; Paul Ricoeur; Spanish Civil War



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