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The rise and fall of the Spanish empire

Author: William S Maltby
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the three centuries of the Empire's existence Spain imposed its language, its faith, and many elements of its culture on much of the New World. Millions perished and ancient empires were destroyed, but more than 300 million people speak Spanish today, and the fusion of Spanish and indigenous elements has created a vibrant and expanding culture. The author describes the rise and fall of this Spanish Empire giving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William S Maltby
ISBN: 9781403917911 1403917914 9781403917928 1403917922
OCLC Number: 244314678
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009
Description: xx, 225 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Contents: Imperial beginnings --
The creation of an empire in Europe --
The conquest of America --
Imperial organization under the Hapsburgs --
Imperial policy --
Imperial decline --
The Bourbons --
The end of the empire.
Responsibility: William Maltby.
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At its peak the Spanish empire stretched from Italy and the Netherlands to Peru and the Philippines. Its influence remains very significant to the history of Europe and the Americas. Maltby provides  Read more...

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