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A History of Spain (2nd Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 352
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Macmillan Essential Histories

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An invaluable introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the whole sweep of Spanish history, from its prehistoric origins right through to the present day. Simon Barton offers a clear and...

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An invaluable introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the whole sweep of Spanish history, from its prehistoric origins right through to the present day. Simon Barton offers a clear and balanced account of the country’s strikingly rich and diverse history.

This is an ideal core text for dedicated modules on Spanish History and Iberian History, or a supplementary text for broader modules on European History, which may be offered at all levels of an undergraduate History, Spanish or European Studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of Spain for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in Spanish, European History, Spanish History or European Studies.

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  • One of the most succinct, readable and easy-to-digest accounts of the complete history of Spain currently available
  • Author is a leading expert in Spanish History
  • Provides approachable, well-balanced accounts of key cultural, political, economic and social issues
  • Incorporates the major scholarship in the field
  • Deploys primary source material where appropriate
  • Features maps, Glossary, Chronology and Selected Further Reading to aid study
  • Part of the successful and established Essential Histories series







  • Revised and updated throughout in light of the latest research
  • Provides coverage of recent events, such as the 2004 Madrid bombings, the general election of 2008 and the legalization of gay marriage
  • Includes additional maps and figures
 

List of Maps and Figures
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Origins: From Prehistory to the Visigoths
The Muslim Conquest
The Ascendancy of Christian Iberia, AD 1000-1474
The Universal Monarchy, 1474-1700
The Enlightened Despots, 1700-1833
Liberalism and Reaction, 1833-1931
The Modern Era, 1931-2008
Glossary
Chronology
Selected Further Reading
Index.

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SIMON BARTON is Professor of Spanish History at the University of Exeter, UK.

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SIMON BARTON is Professor of Spanish History at the University of Exeter, UK.

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