Ramiro de Maeztu and England

Ramiro de Maeztu and England

Imaginaries, Realities and Repercussions of a Cultural Encounter

David Jiménez Torres


Tamesis Books



A major contribution to our understanding of intellectual exchanges between Britain and Spain in the early twentieth century.
Ramiro de Maeztu was one of the most influential Spanish intellectuals of the early twentieth century, as well as the first foreign correspondent for the Spanish press to be based in London. This book argues for the importance that his relationship with England had on both his intellectual trajectory and on the culture and politics of Spain during this time. Particular attention is devoted to Maeztu's London period (1905-1919), which provides a fascinating insight into how Spaniards of the time perceived not just Britain but Western Europe as a whole. Against prevailing interpretations, this book argues that Maeztu's conservative evolution, and his growing Catholicism and Spanish nationalism, were a direct result of his immersion in Edwardian currents of thought. This in turn casts new light on the influence that Britain exerted over Spain during this period, and provides fresh insights into the cultural dynamics which led to the Spanish Civil War.

Dr David Jiménez Torres is associate lecturer at Universidad Camilo José Cela.


191 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
Hardback, 9781855663121, September 2016
eBook, 9781782048374, September 2016
Tamesis Books
BISAC LIT004280, HIS045000, HIS037070
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
A Genealogy of Spanish Anglophiles
Writing 'England' from England
What Ramiro Learned in London
The Anti-English Anglophile


David Jiménez recovers a figure little remembered. . .whose name appears frequently in many matters related to Spanish cultural history. EL MUNDO

David Jimenez's book contributes to filling the large gaps surrounding the figure of Ramiro de Maeztu, demonstrating that the comprehension of his thought, and the images he transmitted from England and Europe, are understood only by inserting them fully into the British cultural context. CUADERNOS DE HISTORIA CONTEMPORÁNEA

Author Bio

Profesor Asociado, Universidad Camilo José Cela

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