The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire

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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 a concise and readable history of the empire's dramatic rise and fall, with special emphasis on the economy, institutions and intellectual movements.
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ISBN-13: 9781403917928
ISBN-10: 1403917922
Pagini: 225
Ilustrații: 5 maps, 3 black & white line drawings
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.30 kg
Ediția: 2008
Editura: Macmillan Education UK
Colecția Palgrave
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Introduction.- Imperial Beginnings.- The Creation of an Empire in Europe.- The Conquest of America.- Imperial Organization Under the Habsburgs.- Imperial Policy.- Imperial Decline.- The Bourbons.- The End of the Empire.- Selected Bibliography.- Index.

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WILLIAM S. MALTBY is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri-St Louis, USA. His publications include The Black Legend in England: The Development of Anti-Spanish Sentiment, 1588-1660, Alba: A Biography of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, The Reign of Charles V and with Steven Hause, Western Civilization.


A concise and readable history of the Spanish Empire
Very broad in its coverage, spanning the medieval background to the aftermath of empire
It will be of interest to a broad range of students interested in European and Colonial American history