Imperial Spain, 1469-1716

ISBN-10: 0141007036

ISBN-13: 9780141007038

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: J. H. Elliott, Neil Pinches, J. Elliott

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This work tells the story of Spain's rise to greatness from its humble beginnings as one of the poorest and most marginal of European countries.
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List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford.

The Union of the Crowns
Origins of the union
The two Crowns
The decline of the Crown of Aragon
Unequal partners
Reconquest and Conquest
The Reconquista completed
The advance into Africa
Medieval antecedents
The Ordering of Spain
The 'new monarchy'
The assertion of royal authority in Castile
The Church and the Faith
The economic and social foundations of the New Spain
The open society
The Imperial Destiny
The foreign policy of Ferdinand
The Habsburg succession
Nationalism and revolt
The imperial destiny
The Government and the Economy in the Reign of Charles V
The theory and practice of empire
The organization of empire
The Castilian economy
The problems of imperial finance
The liquidation of Charles's imperialism
Race and Religion
The advance of heresy
The imposition of orthodoxy
The Spain of the Counter-Reformation
The crisis of the 1560s
The second rebellion of the Alpujarras (1568-70)
The Faith militant and the Faith triumphant
'One Monarch, One Empire, and One Sword'
King and Court
The faction struggles
The annexation of Portugal
The revolt of Aragon (1591-2)
Splendour and Misery
The crisis of the 1590s
The failure of leadership
The pattern of society
Revival and Disaster
The reform programme
The strain of war
Defeat and survival
Epitaph on an Empire
The centre and the periphery
The change of dynasty
The failure
The achievement
Notes on Further Reading
Iberian Expansion in the 16th and 17th Centuries
The Iberian Peninsula. Physical Features
Habsburg Spain
The Conquest of Granada
The Four Inheritances of Charles V
The Collapse of Spanish Power
The Union of the Crowns of Castile and Aragon
The Spanish Habsburgs
The Conciliar System
Imports of Treasure
The Portuguese Succession
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