Spain: A History

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In this up-to-date and engaging tour of Spain through the ages, one of the world's leading authorities on the history of Spain, Sir Raymond Carr, provides an authoritative overview of a country that has played a vital role in the history of the Western world.

He tells of prehistoric Spain and of the imposition of Roman rule, which created the idea of Hispania as a single entity. There are knowledgeable discussions of the Visigoth monarchy, Moorish Spain, the establishment of an empire, and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Carr examines not only the political and economic development of Spain, but also the extraordinary artistic and literary achievements of the Spanish people. He charts the rise and fall of liberalism in the nineteenth century, and the subsequent period of political instability culminating in the Civil War and authoritarian rule. The book concludes with a look at modern Spain as a fully integrated and enthusiastic member of the European community.

Attractively illustrated throughout, Spain: A History is the best historical account of Spain currently available for general readers.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10305 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (27 Dec. 2001)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192802364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192802361
  • ASIN: B001NCDCRM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Good Budget History.

5 people found this helpful.
 on 28 December 2012
By butterfield8
There are thousands of books about the Spanish Revolution and thousands of very expensive books about

Spanish Omlette

8 people found this helpful.
 on 13 November 2012
By Neutral
One of the traditional weaknesses of the teaching of history in Great Britain was its concentration on the British Isles. Countries like Spain were only mentioned when they were in conflict with Great Britain and often in a disparaging manner. During the Anglo-Spanish war of 1585 to 1604 Francis Drake singed the King of Spain’s beard, destroyed most of the Spanish fleet in a series of actions and completed his game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe before scattering the Spanish Armada. This collection of essays by nine academics traces the history of Spain from prehistoric times to the early twenty-first century and corrects many historical myths.

A goo overview

One person found this helpful.
 on 14 January 2013
By Broxtons
Although I have only read the later chapters on more recent history, I have found that these chapters give a useful overview of the time period. However, it really is just an overview so I would not recommend the book for readers hoping for more depth on a particular period in history.

Spain: A history

 on 19 September 2014
By student01
A concise and illuminating work. Well worth reading.

Must have it!

 on 11 November 2014
By alpuyal
Good introduction to spanish History.

Five Stars

 on 30 December 2015
By vanessa
Great book good price and service

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