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The Autonomous Community of Andalusia: Introductory Note »

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth
The territory that today makes up the Autonomous Community of Andalusia was conquered and settled first by the Phoenicians, then the Carthaginians and Romans. From 412 A.D. it was part of the Visigothic Kingdom of Spain until the Moorish conquest in 711. The victory of King Alfonso VIII of Castile at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212 marked the beginning of the reconquest of Andalusia. By 1251, all of Andalusia except the Kingdom of Granada was under Christian rule. Granada fell to the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492, and in 1502 all professed...

The Kingdom of Spain: National Territories: Introductory Note »

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth
The struggle between regional nationalism and Castilian centralism, which has long been a source of conflict in Spain, came to a head in the twentieth century. With the fall of the Monarchy in 1931, the new Republic, under the impetus of the leftist forces in Spain, gave autonomy to Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country. This, and other left-wing policies, pushed the Army to attempt to seize power on July 18, 1936. The attempt failed but plunged Spain into a bloody civil war. Eventually, in 1939, the right-wing forces under General Francisco Franco emerged...

Law No. 6/1983 of July 21, 1983 on the Government and Administration of the Autonomous Community (as Amended to January 1, 2000) (Spain [es]) Law No 6/1983 »

Edited By: Philip Raworth
The Junta of Andalusia, which is the organ through which the self-government of the Autonomous Community is organized politically, carries out executive and administrative functions through the Governing Council and the President of the Junta. 1. The operation of the Government and administration of the Junta of Andalusia is regulated by the Constitution, [1] the Statute of the Autonomy of Andalusia, the laws adopted by the Parliament of Andalusia within the scope of its powers and the decisions of the Governing Council in the exercise of its regulatory powers....

Organic Law No. 2/2007 of March 19, 2007 on the Revision of the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia (Spain [es]) Law No 2/2007 »

Edited By: Philip Raworth
I, DON JUAN CARLOS I, KING OF SPAIN TO ALL THOSE WHO MAY SEE OR HEAR OF THIS TEXT: KNOW THAT THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT HAS PASSED AND I HAVE ASSENTED TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIC LAW Andalusia, in the course of its history, has forged a solid and robust identity that confers on it a special character as a people, located for thousands of years in a diverse geographical area that has been a point of contact for different civilizations. Our valuable social and cultural heritage is an essential part of Spain, of which we Andalusians are part, sharing the same project based...

Organic Law No. 6/1981 of December 30, 1981 on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia (as Amended to July 2, 2002) (Spain [es]) Law No 6/1981 »

Edited By: Philip Raworth
I, DON JUAN CARLOS I, KING OF SPAIN TO ALL THOSE THAT MAY SEE OR HEAR OF THIS TEXT, KNOW: THAT THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT HAS PASSED AND I HAVE ASSENTED TO THE FOLLOWING LAW 1. Andalusia, as an expression of its historic identity and in exercise of the right to autonomous government recognised by the Constitution as that of every nationality, hereby constitutes itself an Autonomous Community within the framework of the indissoluble unity of the Spanish Nation, the common and indivisible country of all Spaniards. 2. This Statute of Autonomy is designed to give...