By the Grace of God: Francoist Spain and the Sacred Roots of by William R. Viestenz

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 id resembled a sacred cult. utilizing Franco’s Spain and la España sagrada as a counterpoint to ecu 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 exhibits how imagining nationwide id as a sacred absolute inside of a pluralistic, multicultural nation ends up in dictatorship, scapegoating, and unprecedented 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 parts of secular political imagination.

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

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