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Spain

A History

Edited by Raymond Carr

Publication Date - December 2001

ISBN: 9780192802361

335 pages
Paperback
5 x 7-3/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $24.95

2,000 years of Spanish history, in one beautifully illustrated, authoritative volume

Description

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.

Features

  • 2,000 years of Spanish history, in one beautifully illustrated, authoritative volume
  • An authoritative overview of a country that has played a vital role in the history of the Western world.

About the Author(s)

Sir Raymond Carr is the former Warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford University. He is the author of six books on Spanish history, including Modern Spain, 1875-1980.

Reviews

"A wonderful overview of an oft-unexplored history."--Booklist (on the previous edition)

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Raymond Carr
    1. Prehistoric and Roman Spain, A. T. Fear
    2. Visigothic Spain, 409-711, Roger Collins
    3. The Early Middle Ages, 700-1250, Richard Fletcher
    4. The Late Middle Ages, 1250-1500, Angus Mackay
    5. The Improbable Empire, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
    6. Vicissitudes of a World Power, 1500-1700, Henry Kamen
    7. Flow and Ebb, 1700-1833, Richard Herr
    8. LIberalism and Reaction, 1833-1931, Raymond Carr
    9. Spain from 1931 to the Present, Sebastian Balfour
    Further Reading
    Chronology
    Index