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George Esenwein

Office: 204 Keene-Flint Hall
Phone: (352) 273-3369
Fax: (352)392-6927
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Associate Professor George Esenwein received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England in 1987, his M.A. in Politics from Durham University, England and his B.A. from University of Texas at Austin. Professor Esenwein joined the University of Florida in 1993 after teaching at Florida Atlantic University, Florida and working at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Dr. Esenwein is widely known for his expertise on Spanish and European anarchism and the Spanish civil war and has published numerous writings on the history of modern Spain. He has authored three books: Anarchist Ideology and the Spanish Working-class Movement, 1868-1898 (University of California Press, 1989), Spain at War: The Spanish Civil War in Context, 1931-1939, coauthored with Adrian Shubert, (Longman, 1995), and The Spanish Civil War: A Modern Tragedy (Routledge, 2005). He also compiled and edited The Guide to the John D. Crummey Peace Collection in the Hoover Institution (Hoover, 1991) and served as an associate editor and contributor to the six-volume New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Scribners, 2004). Since 2015, Dr. Esenwein has served as Editor-in-Chief of and contributor to the on-line/digital multivolume Gale College Researcher. His latest research and publications focus on the historiography of the Spanish Civil War during the Cold War and beyond.

Professor Esenwein served as the Associate Chair to the department of history from 1995-1999. His recent courses include: Readings in Mediterranean History, Modern European Revolutions, World History in the 20th Century, Political Violence and Terrorism in Post-War Europe, Cold War in Europe, and Second World War in Europe.