The Reading Mobilization in Spain during the First World War

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This article identifies and describes the initiatives launched in Spain to provide reading material to combatants, prisoners and the wounded during First World War. Special attention is paid to the work of organizations who attended the Spanish volunteers who fought in the French army. The study provides an estimate of the number of books and publications distributed by each initiative. The aims that said initiatives were trying to obtain with reading sent are also indicated, as well as the significance that reading had among its recipients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-31
JournalIlu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Books
  • First World War
  • Press
  • Soldiers
  • Spain


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