Spain 1469-1714 PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Spain 1469-1714 free pdf For nearly two centuries Spain was the world's most influential nation, dominant in Europe and with authority over immense territories in America and the Pacific. Because none of this was achieved by its own economic or military resources, Henry Kamen sets out to explain how it achieved the unexpected status of world power, and examines political events and foreign policy through the reigns of each of the nation's rulers, from Ferdinand and Isabella at the end of the fifteenth century to Philip V in the 1700s. He explores the distinctive features that made up the Spanish experience, from the gold and silver of the New World to the role of the Inquisition and the fate of the Muslim and Jewish minorities. In an entirely re-written text, he also pays careful attention to recent work on art and culture, social development and the role of women, as well as considering the obsession of Spaniards with imperial failure, and their use of the concept of 'decline' to insist on a mythical past of greatness. The essential fragility of Spain's resources, he explains, was the principal reason why it never succeeded in achieving success as an imperial power. This completely updated fourth edition of Henry Kamen's authoritative, accessible survey of Spanish politics and civilisation in the Golden Age of its world experience substantially expands the coverage of themes and takes account of the latest published research.

About Henry Kamen

Henry Kamen obtained his doctorate at Oxford and has been a professor at universities in Britain, Spain and the United States. He is emeritus of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, Spain, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London. An eminent authority on Spanish history, he has written over twenty studies in the field, including The Spanish Inquisition (new edition, 2014), Philip of Spain (1997), Spain's Road to Empire (2002), and The Escorial (2010).

Details Book

Author : Henry Kamen
Publisher : Pearson Education Limited
Data Published : 20 March 2014
ISBN : 1408271931
EAN : 9781408271933
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 340 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Spain 1469-1714



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Quest for Glory free pdfQuest for Glory

    'This book carries a powerful message about the important role sport plays in the development of a nation and what it takes to achieve success on the world stage.' - John Smit South Africa's sportsmen and women have achieved huge success..


  • Muslim Spain Reconsidered free pdfMuslim Spain Reconsidered

    A comprehensive survey of Muslim Spain from 711-1492. This introduction to Muslim Spain covers the period from 711 to1492. giving readers a substantial overview of what it was that made it a unique and successful society..


  • Early Medieval Spain free pdfEarly Medieval Spain

    The new edition of this authoritative account of the history of Spain in the Early Middle Ages is a substantially revised and corrected version of the original. first published in 1983..


  • Spain and the American Civil War free pdfSpain and the American Civil War

    In the mid-1800s. Spain experienced economic growth. political stabilization. and military revival. and the country began to sense that it again could be a great global power..


  • Spain and the American Civil War free pdfSpain and the American Civil War

    In the mid-1800s. Spain experienced economic growth. political stabilization. and military revival. and the country began to sense that it again could be a great global power..


  • Spain 1469-1714 free pdfSpain 1469-1714

    Download Ebooks Online. For nearly two centuries Spain was the world's most influential nation, dominant in Europe and with authority over immense territories in America and the Pacific. Because none