Synopses & Reviews
Since its first publication, J. H. Elliott's classic chronicle has become established as the most comprehensive, balanced, and accessible account of the dramatic rise and fall of imperial Spain. Now with a new preface by the author, this brilliant study unveils how a barren, impoverished, and isolated country became the greatest power on earth-and just as quickly fell into decline.
A major work on Spanish history (The Economist)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -397) and index.
About the Author
J. H. Elliott was the Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford.