The ‘Two Spains’

José Álvarez-Junco

in Spanish Identity in the Age of Nations

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780719075797
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701737 | DOI:
The ‘Two Spains’

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History was rewritten in order for the national entity called ‘Spain’ to be identified with Catholicism. This was a task undertaken by a number of authors in the last years of Isabel's reign, a delay of many years in comparison with the national histories produced with a liberal bias. In some cases, their works were really histories of the Spanish Church, recycled and disguised as national histories; in others, as in that of Vicente de la Fuente, a history that could well be classified as national was presented as ecclesiastical. Without exception, they formulated the first version of the National-Catholic myth, which would culminate in the work of Menéndez Pelayo.

Keywords: Spain; Spanish identity; Romanticism; conservatism; Catholicism; Menéndez Pelayo

Chapter.  20346 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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