La guerra de África y el cólera (1859-60)

Joan Serrallonga Urquidi*

*Autor correspondiente de este trabajo

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Resumen

It has been accepted that the treaties of the 1860s, signed after the capture ot Tetuán, meant a caesura in European penetration into the empire and history of Morocco. But the campaign of 1859-60, the African War, demostrated in Spain a set of weaknesses that were difficult to get around. The controversy is so profound and so much debated that arguments range from considering it as a civilizing mission and a spreading of the faith to a later characterization as a futile and harmfully quixotic act. Besides the fact that the strategic plan was uncertain in the army and navy, cholera provoked the greatest number of losses in the expeditionary corps, in such a scandalous proportion that it will long be remembered. Military assistance showed itself to be as it was: practically nonexistent. The undeniable initial popularity of the African War (songs, plays, ballads) turned sour when wounded soldiers were seen passing through. Meanwhile, cholera ended the tale of mythic Spain and brought it back to reality.

Título traducido de la contribuciónThe African war and cholera (1859-60)
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)233-260
Número de páginas28
PublicaciónHispania - Revista Espanola de Historia
Volumen58
N.º198
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 dic 1998

Palabras clave

  • Army
  • Cholera
  • Morocco
  • Nineteenth century
  • Spain

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