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Apogee of empire : Spain and New Spain in the age of Charles III, 1759-1789

Author: Stanley J Stein; Barbara H Stein
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Apogee of Empire, the authors argue that the inability to renovate the Hapsburg legacies reflected reluctance to undertake radical changes first at home, then in Spain's relationship with its colonies." "The Steins trace in detail efforts to reform the Spanish establishment in the early 1760s, initially under the leadership of the marques de Esquilache, who accompanied Charles from Naples. Reformers had to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Karl, Spanien König
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley J Stein; Barbara H Stein
ISBN: 0801873398 9780801873393
OCLC Number: 50510850
Description: ix, 464 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Stalemate in the Metropole --
From Naples to Madrid --
Renovation under Esquilache --
The First Reglamento del Comercio Libre (1765) --
Privilege and Power in Bourbon Spain: The Fall of Esquilache (1766) --
Part 2: The Colonial Option --
Flotas to New Spain: The Last Phase, 1757-1778 --
The Second Reglamento del Comercio Libre (1778) --
The Aftermath in Spain --
A Colonial Response to Comercio Libre: New Spain --
Incorporating New Spain into Comercio Libre (1789) --
The French Connection: Spanish Trade Policy and France --
Euphoria and Pessimism --
By Way of Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stanley J. Stein & Barbara H. Stein.
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An in-depth study of incremental response by an old imperial order to challenges at home and abroad, Apogee of Empire is a sweeping account of the personalities, places, and policies that helped to  Read more...

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