Historical Dictionary of Spain by Angel Smith

By Angel Smith

For years Spain used to be below a dictatorship till democracy used to be recovered in 1978 less than the shape of a constitutional monarchy. In 1986 it joined the eu Union and has skilled an fiscal and cultural renaissance. this present day, Spain has the 7th biggest economic system within the world.

The moment variation of the Historical Dictionary of Spain is an unrivalled reference advisor to Spanish heritage and politics from the center a while to the current. With its chronology, introductory essay, and over 700 dictionary entries on significant Spanish businesses, together with political events, alternate unions, and nation our bodies; some of the areas and languages which include Spain, together with Catalonia and the Basque nation; and significant figures in Spanish tradition and the humanities, the Historical Dictionary of Spain permits readers to simply persist with the key alterations Spain has gone through

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31 October: Twenty-one men are convicted at the end of the trial of the Madrid train bombers. 2 December: ETA shoots dead two civil guards in the French Basque Country. ” 2008 17 January: A radical Islamic cell is broken up in Barcelona. 30 January: The permanent commission of the Spanish Episcopal Conference issues a statement tacitly calling for voters not to support the PSOE. 8 February: The investigative magistrate, Baltazar Garzón, suspends the activities of the radical Basque nationalist parties the Partido Comunista de las Tierras Vascas and Acción Nacionalista Vasca xxxvi • CHRONOLOGY because of their suspected links with ETA.

27 April: The radical Basque nationalist coalition Herri Batasuna (HB) is founded. September: The centrist Catalan nationalist coalition Convergéncia i Unió (CiU) is set up in Barcelona. 31 October: The new constitution is approved by Congress and the Senate. 6 December: The constitution is supported in a national referendum. 1979 1 March: New general elections. The UCD remains in power. 28–30 September: An Extraordinary Party Congress affirms Felipe González’s leadership and downgrades the place of Marxism in the PSOE’s principles.

3–12 December: Further negotiations between the government and ETA in Oslo. 2006 21 January: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Artur Mas reach an agreement on the new Catalan autonomy statute. 22 March: ETA declares a cease-fire. 7 April: José Bono steps down as minister of defense. In the subsequent cabinet reshuffle Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba becomes minister of the interior. 6 July: Mariano Rajoy withdraws PP backing for negotiations with ETA. 29 July: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announces in parliament that negotiations will take place with ETA, aimed at bringing violence in the Basque Country to an end.

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