New PDF release: By the Grace of God: Francoist Spain and the Sacred Roots of

By William R. Viestenz

Though neither king nor priest, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco however conceptualized his correct to sovereignty round a political theology during which nationwide identification resembled a sacred cult. utilizing Franco’s Spain and la España sagrada as a counterpoint to eu secularity’s personal improvement, By the Grace of God is the 1st sustained research inside Spanish cultural experiences of the sacred as a political class and a device for political organization.

William Viestenz indicates how imagining nationwide id as a sacred absolute inside a pluralistic, multicultural nation results in dictatorship, scapegoating, and extraordinary violence. utilizing novels and poetry from the Catalan literary culture and stalwarts of the Castilian canon, his research demonstrates that the sacred is an idea that spills over into key components of secular political imagination.

By the Grace of God bargains an unique thought of the sacred that demanding situations our figuring out of twentieth-century political thought.

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