Anglo-American Hispanists and the Spanish Civil War: Hispanophilia, Commitment, and Discipline

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 15, 2008 - History - 278 pages
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What do you do when a beloved foreign country plunges into civil war? And how do you square your political views on that war with the demands of scholarly objectivity? In this book, Sebastiaan Faber assesses the long-term impact of the Spanish Civil War on Hispanic Studies as an academic field in the United States and Great Britain. Combining institutional history with biography, the book gives a compelling account of the dilemmas that the war posed for four Hispanists who turned their love of Spain into their life’s work.

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Sebastiaan Faber is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College.