Journalism and history: Manuel Chaves Nogales and the Russian revolution

Arbor: Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura. 2019;195(792) DOI 10.3989/arbor.2019.792n2011


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Journal Title: Arbor: Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura

ISSN: 0210-1963 (Print); 1988-303X (Online)

Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

LCC Subject Category: General Works

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Spanish, English

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Antonio Martínez Illán (Universidad de Navarra)

Álvaro Pérez Álvarez (Universidad de Montevideo)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 48 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The objective of this article is to show how the picture Manuel Chaves Nogales presented of the Russian Revolution through his articles in the 30’s, the vanguard of journalism of that time, had a historical meaning. The hypothesis proposed is that journalism reporting on the present can also provide historians with some lessons. To show the historical awareness of Chaves Nogales’ journalism, the author is contextualized among other travelers to the Soviet Union of that time. The way in which Chaves interprets the traces of the Revolution in people and their environment and how these relate to microhistory are studied.