Mr Angel Smith

Mr Angel Smith

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I am Reader in Modern Spanish History in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds. My work has centred on Catalan social and labour history, nationalisms in Spain, and the crisis of liberalism in early twentieth-century Spain. While at Oxford I will be working on my new project, the “semi-Orientalisation” of Spain by the European and American intelligentsia between circa 1760-1914 and its impact on Spanish culture and politics.

Selected Publications: 

Angel Smith “Nationalisms against the Spanish State: Cuba, Catalonia and the Basque Country, 1808-1923”, in Paul Garner and Angel Smith (eds), Nationalism and Transnationalism in Spain and Latin America, 1808-1923 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016) (forthcoming).

Angel Smith, The Origins of Catalan Nationalism, 1770-1898 (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).

“The Lliga Regionalista, the Catalan Right and the Making of the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, 1916-1923”, in Francisco J. Romero-Salvadó and Angel Smith (eds), The Agony of Spanish Liberalism: From Revolution to Dictatorship, 1914-1923 (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010), pp. 145-74.

Angel Smith, Historical Dictionary of Spain, 2nd edn. (Lanham Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2009), 745pp+i-xxxvi (Paperback edition, The A to Z of Spain, 2010).


Angel Smith, Anarchism, Revolution and Reaction:  Catalan Labour and the Crisis of the Spanish State, 1898-1923 (Oxford: Berghahn, 2007).


Angel Smith “The Catalan Counterrevolutionary Coalition and the Primo de Rivera Coup, 1917-1923”, European History Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 1 (2007), pp.7-34.


I also write short pieces on the political situation in Catalonia for the Global Observatory.


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