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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802361
Editor:
Carr, Raymond
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Carr, Raymond
Author:
Carr, Raymond
Author:
null, Raymond
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Spain & Portugal
Subject:
History, World | European | Spain
Subject:
Spain History.
Subject:
World History-Spain
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones/maps and 8 color
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
8.44x5.48x.82 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 335 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192802361 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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