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The routes to exile: France and the Spanish Civil War refugees, 1939-2009

Scott Soo


As they trudged over the Pyrenees, the Spanish republicans became one of the most iconoclastic groups of refugees to have sought refuge in twentieth-century France. This book explores the array of opportunities, constraints, choices and motivations that characterised their lives. Using a wide range of empirical material, it presents a compelling case for rethinking exile in relation to refugees’ lived experiences and memory activities. The major historical events of the period are covered: the development of refugees’ rights and the ‘concentration’ camps of the Third Republic, the para-militar ... More

Keywords: Spanish republican exile, France, Commemoration, Refugees, Spanish Civil War, Immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086915
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Soo, author