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Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700-1900

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Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700-1900 by David R. Ringrose
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David Ringrose here re-examines the history of Spain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He challenges the pessimism of prevailing assumptions about Spanish history, and its conventional separation into pre- and post-Napoleonic eras. Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700-1900 also questions the importance of the empire for Spain's own economy, suggesting instead that Spain evolved as part of Europe; indeed, some of the recently documented modernisation of the nineteenth century was already well under way in the eighteenth. In addition, the emergence of a governing elite closely tied to provincial society is placed in the context of traditional networks of patronage based upon close-knit family ties. Such a perspective makes the transitions of the 1930s and 1970s easier to explain. This important and challenging book will change our understanding of the history of modern Spain.
Release date Australia
March 29th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
19 Tables, unspecified; 8 Maps
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
456
Dimensions
152x229x29
ISBN-13
9780521434867
Product ID
2159760

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