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A History of Spain

Author: Simon Barton
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Palgrave essential histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This expanded new edition has been revised throughout in order to amplify key points. The last chapter brings the story up to date and includes discussion of recent events such as the 2004 Madrid bombings and the 2008 general election. The second edition also features additional maps and figures.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Barton, Simon.
A History of Spain.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Barton
ISBN: 9781137013477 1137013478
OCLC Number: 966458075
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Maps and Figures; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; 1 Origins: Prehistory to AD 711; Iberia in prehistory; Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians; Roman Hispania; The twilight of Roman rule; The kingdom of the Visigoths; 2 Spain and Islam, 711-1000; The 'ruin of Spain'; Al-Andalus; The Umayyad emirate; 'The other Spains'; The caliphate of Córdoba; 3 The Ascendancy of Christian Iberia, 1000-1474; The fall of the Umayyad caliphate; The Almoravid invasion; The 'Europeanization' of Christian Iberia; Reconquest and crusade. The rise and fall of the Almohad empireAn expanding society; The land of three religions; Iberian politics, 1250-1350; Kingship and government; Cultural developments; Crisis and recovery; 4 The Universal Monarchy, 1474-1700; The Catholic Monarchs; A new monarchy?; The Reconquest completed; The advance of empire; The quest for religious unity; The Habsburg succession; Charles V and the defence of empire; Spain and the New World; Philip II: the apogee of Spanish power; The 'Black Legend'; The strains of empire; Philip III and the Pax Hispanica; Philip IV and Olivares: the defence of reputation. Social and economic developmentsCultural trends; The last of the Habsburgs; 5 The Enlightened Despots, 1700-1833; The War of the Spanish Succession; The government of Philip V (1700-46); Ferdinand VI (1746-59); Charles III (1759-88); Charles IV and the crisis of the ancien régime; Society and economy in Bourbon Spain; Spain and the Enlightenment; Spain and its American empire; The War of Independence; The independence of Spanish America; Revolution and reaction; 6 Liberalism and Reaction, 1833-1931; Demographic change; Agrarian society: expansion and stagnation. A failed Industrial Revolution?Cultural developments; Political change: the liberal ascendancy; Praetorian politics; The Moderate decade; The 'Progressive Revolution' and the Liberal Union; The 'Glorious Revolution' and the First Republic; The Restoration System; The Cuban Disaster; Other critics of the regime; Church and society; The crisis of Liberal Spain; The dictatorship of Primo de Rivera; 7 The Modern Era, 1931-2008; The Second Republic: 'the reforming years'; The 'two black years'; The road to civil war; The Spanish tragedy; The Nationalist zone; The Republican zone. The fall of the RepublicFrancoism triumphant; Spain and World War II; The 'Sentinel of the West'; Change and its consequences; The transition to democracy; The triumph of the Centre; The new Spaniards; Glossary; A; C; E; F; G; H; J; L; M; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; Chronology; Selected Further Reading; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Palgrave essential histories.

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Spain is different' was for a long time the explanation proffered by historians when they sought to explain the course of the nation's exceptionally rich and varied history.  Read more...

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