War the spanish civil war saw a rise in stature and importance of women within society with many men fighting and dying women helped collectivize the nations infrastructure and mobilize relief efforts to nearly every facet of spains culture. During the first eight months of the spanish civil war milicianas played an important role in the republics war efforts this section aims to correct three misconceptions surrounding womens military participation in the civil war first that women did not participate in combat equally with men second that they played a limited. In their magnum opus the revolution and the civil war in spain faber faber 1972 pierre brow and emile tmime state that the participation of women in the spanish revolution of 1936 was massive and general and take this as an index of how deep the revolution went. The spanish civil war spanish guerra civil espaola took place from 1936 to 1939 republicans loyal to the left leaning second spanish republic in alliance with the anarchists and communists fought against the nationalists a falangist carlist catholic and largely aristocratic group led by general francisco franco. The work concludes that early modern spanish women were oppressed by a strongly patriarchal system that wanted to emphasize the works of men this viewpoint survived into the modern period when it was challenged during the spanish civil war
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