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RUEDA LAFFOND, José Carlos. Re-writing history?: an overview of recent Spanish television historical fiction. Alpha [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.85-104. ISSN 0718-2201.

This paper aims to rethink the role of historical fiction in national Spanish televisión, through the analysis of various programmes. The author studies the production of historical fiction series between 2008-2009, and describes their functions to créate a self-image of recent Spanish history. This article attemps to define this genre's characteristics and the process and the production of cultural and historical significations.

Keywords : Spain; recent history; television; historical fiction series; historical narratives; cultural significations.

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