Spain: A History

Paperback | October 1, 2001

EditorRaymond Carr

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From Roman times to the present day, Spain has occupied a significant role in the evolution of our Western world. This book highlights the notable trends, intellectual and social, of each particular era in its history. The imposition of Roman rule created the notion of Hispania as a singleentity. Chapters on the Visigoth monarchy, Moorish Spain, the establishment, an empire, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, all chart the political and economic development of Spain, but also emphasize the extraordinary and diverse artistic and literary achievements of the Spanish people withinthis one country at these different times. Moving on to the nineteenth century, we read of the rise of liberalism, and of its fall, which ushered in a period of disarray leading to the Civil War and authoritarian rule. Today Spain is a fully integrated and enthusiastic member of the Europeancommunity.

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From Roman times to the present day, Spain has occupied a significant role in the evolution of our Western world. This book highlights the notable trends, intellectual and social, of each particular era in its history. The imposition of Roman rule created the notion of Hispania as a singleentity. Chapters on the Visigoth monarchy, Mo...

Sir Raymond Carr, for many years Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford, was in 1999 honoured by Spain with the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize. He is a corresponding member of The Spanish Royal Academy of History and a doctor honoris causa of the Complutense University of Madrid. His publications include Modern Spain 1875-1980, S...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802364

ISBN - 13:9780192802361

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Table of Contents

Preface1. A T Fear: Prehistoric and Roman Spain2. Roger Collins: Visigothic Spain3. Richard Fletcher: The Early Middle Ages4. Angus Mackay: The Late Middle Ages5. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: The Improbable Empire6. Henry Kamen: Vicissitudes of a World Power, 1500-17007. Richard Herr: Flow and Ebb, 1700-18338. Sir Raymond Carr: 1833-19319. Sebastian Balfour: Spain from 1931 to the Present

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`The book, which is nicely illustrated, contains nine essays ... which cover the history of Spain, still unfamliar to most English-speakers, from prehistoric times to the present. The essays are well written by experts in that particular period and show how many of the trends we usuallyregard as 'post-Franco' have been about for some time in the ebb and flow of Spanish history.'Contemp. Rev.