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Spain A Unique History

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ISBN-10: 0299250245

ISBN-13: 9780299250249

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stanley G. Payne

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From bloodthirsty conquest to exotic romance, stereotypes of Spain abound. This new volume by distinguished historian Stanley G. Payne draws on his half-century of experience to offer a balanced, broadly chronological survey of Spanish history from the Visigoths to the present. Who were the first "Spaniards"? Is Spain a fully Western country? Was Spanish liberalism a failure? Examining Spainrs"s unique role in the larger history of Western Europe, Payne reinterprets key aspects of the countryrs"s history. Topics include Muslim culture in the peninsula, the Spanish monarchy, the empire, and the relationship between Spain and Portugal. Turning to the twentieth century, Payne discusses the…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 1/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Image of Spain
The Formation of a Hispanist
A Reading of the History of Spain
Visigoths and Asturians: "Spaniards"?
Spain and Islam: The Myth of Al-Andalus
Reconquest and Crusade: A "Spanish Ideology"?
Spain and the West
Identity, Monarchy, Empire
Spain and Portugal
Decline and Recovery
The Problem of Spanish Liberalism
Dilemmas of Contemporary History
A Republic...without Democrats?
Who Was Responsible? Origins of the Civil War of 1936
Moscow and Madrid: A Controversial Relationship
The Spanish Civil War: Last Episode of World War I or Opening Round of World War II?
Spanish Fascism...a Strange Case?
Francisco Franco: Fascist Monster or Savior of the Fatherland?
In the Shadow of the Military
Controversies over History in Contemporary Spain