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Spain as a political entity can be traced to the joining of the two largest Iberian kingdoms through the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile in 1469. Over the course of the next centuries, Spain rose to European dominance, presided over the world's largest empire, and saw its power and wealth decline until it was finally conquered and occupied by Napoleon in the early nineteenth century. Early Modern Spain: A Documentary History, the first broad-ranging collection in English of writings from the entire period from 1469 to the end of the eighteenth century, comprises 61 documents carefully selected and introduced by Jon Cowans.Beginning with the marriage contract of Ferdinand and Isabella, the volume unveils the rich and turbulent history of early modern Spain through contemporary writings, including documents on the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, a narrative of the conquest of Mexico, accounts of the Inquisition, a profile of King Philip II, a cleric's primer on the perfect wife, a sermon on the defeat of the Invincible Armada in 1588, reports of a bread riot in Seville, a royal investigation of the painter Velazquez, Benito Feijoo's defense of women of 1737, a 1790 denunciation of bullfighting, and Charles IV's declaration of war on revolutionary France in 1793.Covering political, cultural, social, and economic history, Early Modern Spain: A Documentary History provides a valuable opportunity to explore the history of Spain through primary sources, revealing the problems and experiences of Spain's empire, tensions among ethnic groups and across regions, the place of women and minorities in Spanish society, and the outlooks and roles of Spanish artists.

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"It is difficult to think of a better way of introducing students to the rich diversity of Hispanic civilization in the Golden Age and Enlightenment than through the pages of this book."--"History"

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-273) and index.

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ISBN:
9780812218459
Editor:
Cowans, Jon
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Editor:
Cowans, Jon
Author:
Cowans, Jon
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Spain History House of Austria, 1516-1700.
Subject:
Spain - History - F
Subject:
World History-Spain
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.10x7.12x.85 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-273) and index.
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