(E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott


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    (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott J.H. Elliott ë 4 characters characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 The book runs from the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella down to the death of the dynasty with Charles II the last stunted sprig of a degene

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    (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott Already by the end of the sixteenth century many Spaniards seem to have been gripped by that sense of fatalism which would prompt the famous pronouncement of a Junta of theologians in the reign of Philip IV Summoned to consider a project for the construction of a canal linking the Manzanares and the Tagus it f

  3. says: J.H. Elliott ë 4 characters Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott

    characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 J.H. Elliott ë 4 characters Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott The lack of natural advantages appears crippling Yet in the last years of the fifteenth century and the opening years of the sixteenth it seemed suddenly and even miraculously to have been overcome Spain for so long a mere geographical expression was somehow transformed into an historical fact How does this same society

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    characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott I recently was looking for something to read and realized my understanding of Spanish history pre Civil War was light on the detail

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    (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott J.H. Elliott ë 4 characters characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 A decent overview of Spain under the Hapsburgs and the lead up to it Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella It touches on political structure economic tendencies and religious currents and pays special attention to the push pull tension between uniting Spain and other Hapsburg dominions into a unified whole and preserving the rights and customs of each region It reads pretty well overall but probably could have u

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    characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott No wonder Elliott scooped a knighthood given this tour de force My interest in Spanish imperial history was partly forged at A Level but became an obsession after a visit to Madrid's Prado Velázuez's pictures depict the

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    (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 I guess I'm not as familiar with Spanish history as I thought I was I found myself getting confused as to the geography political as well as ph

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    (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott As a 6th generation Texan of Spanish descent on my mother's side I have always identified myself culturally with the Tex Mex culture of South Texas where I am from I read this book because while I consider myself a history buff I had never s

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    characters Imperial Spain 1469 1716 (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott This is a very readable account of Spanish history from the period from the union of Aragon and Castile to the end of the War of Spanish succession The focus is on mainland Spain this is not a history of the Spanish Empire in the Ame

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    (E–pub) Imperial Spain 1469 1716 Author J.H. Elliott J.H. Elliott ë 4 characters Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott Imperial Spain only touches slightly on certain aspects of Spain's imperial past which are now deemed crucial to the story These are for example the devastating fate of millions of natives in the Americas the horrifying slave trade and the ro

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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott Read & Download Imperial Spain 1469 1716 104 The story of Spain's rise to greatness from its humble beginnings as one of the poorest and most marginal of European countries is a remarkable and dramatic one With the marria. The lack of natural advantages appears crippling Yet in the last years of the fifteenth century and the opening years of the sixteenth it seemed suddenly and even miraculously to have been overcome Spain for so long a mere geographical expression was somehow transformed into an historical fact How does this same society lose its impetus and its dynamism perhaps in as short a period of time a it took to acuire them Has something vital really been lost or was the original achievement itself no than an enga o an illusion as seventeenth century Spaniards began to believeIn some ways this book was exactly what I was looking for JH Elliot sets out to specifically answer a uestion about which I have long pondered How is it that Spain rose to be one of the dominant and richest powers of Europe and then lost that position never to get it back I have read other books which alluded to the uestion but did not directly respond to it The history begins with the first steps toward unification sort of of the two kingdoms of Aragon and Castille with the marriage of the two heirs sort of to the respective thrones Ferdinand and Isabella This marriage and what followed was really the beginning of what was to become the Spanish Empire As every girl and boy learns Isabella helped to pay for the first voyage of discovery of Columbus What is notable here is that Isabella did this in her role of ueen of Castille That is she was still ueen of Castille while Ferdinand was King of Aragon which was made up of Aragon Catalonia and Valencia The union itself was purely dynastic a union not of two peoples but of two royal houses Other than the fact that henceforth Castile and Aragon would share the same monarchs there would in theory be no change either in their status or in the form of their governmentThis fact and the fact that each of the four regions had its own constitutional arrangements made governing taxing and administering very difficult These issues were to remain with the various monarchs during the coming centuries Jealousies between the regions and their varied economies and histories plagued the attempts of successive rulers during war and peace good times and bad The book then follows the success reigns of Carlos I Carlos V of Holy Roman Empire Felipe II Felipe III Felipe IV Carlos II and Filipe V through their ups and downs their politics their financial circumstances and their international situations wars Elliot does a very good job of laying out the history and analyzing it for his stated goals and I am basically satisfied with my reading Only problems with the book lay in the fact that although the book was partially revised in 2003 it remains largely a book researched and written in the 1950s and 1960s It was first published in 1963 At times I felt that I was dealing with the prejudices and methods of the 1950s Historiography has moved on although perhaps no always for its betterment There remain some uestions for me on my stated goal of reading the book but in general it is a good well written academic history

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Imperial Spain 1469 1716

Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott Read & Download Imperial Spain 1469 1716 104 Ge of Ferdinand Isabella the final expulsion of the Moslems and the discovery of America Spain took on a seemingly unstoppable dynamism that made it into the world's first glob. I recently was looking for something to read and realized my understanding of Spanish history pre Civil War was light on the details so off to to look at what s out thereMan That s a thin field to pick fromHugh Thomas histories of High Imperial Spain seemed to have the most noise online about them so I grabbed one and started reading meh Celebrity biography masuerading as history I don t need seven paragraphs on the bloodlines of a minor court functionary thanks and it s some serious Big Man history that spends next to no time on economy of social so I put that volume asideThe only other general survey that seems to exist in English AND in e book format is this one JH Elliott s Imperial Spain So I grabbed thatI tend to lean towards very recent history as there has been a lot of new source material and re examination going on in a lot of historical fields particularly since the fall of the USSR and as regards Spain the post Franco era That said this book originally dates from the 70 s I believe but you wouldn t know it from the reading The author is clear to note that he considered his research source challenged for a variety of reasons and is clear on what points he s making that he believes may change if evidence is uncovered I appreciated this clarity of purpose and problems throughoutOverall I found this an EXCELLENT history particularly for the reader who has a good understanding of the general flow of European Colonial and Spanish history to begin with It covers specifically an expanded understanding of the reign of the Habsburg Dynasty over Spain including the reign of the non Habsburg Catholic Kings that immediately preceded it as well as the very beginning of the Bourbon Dynasty that supplanted itThis ordering his choice of which he goes into detail about in the Introduction makes clear sense as Ferdinand and Isabella obviously finished the Reconuista thereby ushering in modern Spain as an entity in the first place and they set the table for the entire Habsburg reign that would see Spain rise to its absolute height of imperial power and majesty as well as crash from that perch in disastrous fashion The Bourbon denouement serves as a proper coda to the entire era immediately after which Spain effectively retreated into a broken shell of itself for arguably two centuriesElliott gives eual focus to the domineering personalities of this era as well as broader socio economic forces at play that influenced the range of and final choices of action those Big Men could choose from This is in my opinion the proper mix that history should aspire to as I don t believe in either a pure Big Man or Inevitable Trend view of history so I was glad to see it strongly represented here He doesn t go into great detail on say the myriad military campaigns that occurred throughout this era instead focusing on the effects of those campaigns upon greater Spanish politics society and economy As the military efforts of any one Habsburg ruler of Spain could easily fill its own thick volume again I agree with the author s choice hereThe writing is uite lively and enjoyable which helps when dealing with such a large book covering such a wide topic As an example here s his description of Charles II one of the last and arguably the worst of Spain s sovereigns during this period The poor King himself the centre of so many hopes turned out to be a rachitic and feeble minded weakling the last stunted sprig of a degenerate lineThat s some powerfully descriptive stuff right thereElliott doesn t go overboard with this sort of flowery language saving it for when its impact is actually called for One can tell that he has written a lot in his career and has put a lot of work into sharpening his craft The book moves along thanks to this going into enough detail to evoke the scenes and settings without getting mired down in minutiae that doesn t add to the overall understanding Just to note there are a few small technical problems with the e book addition there s a handful of garbled phrases and the maps which look to have been low detail linework typical of 70 s history books to begin with were not scanned well with spine seams visible and a muddy resolution at best Be prepared to Google some readable maps when they pop up Overall though particularly given the paucity of books covering this topic I can whole heartedly recommend this volume for anyone looking for a general history of Imperial Spain

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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë J.H. Elliott Read & Download Imperial Spain 1469 1716 104 Al power This amazing success however created many powerful enemies and Elliott's famous book charts the dramatic fall of Habsburg Spain with the same elan as it charts the ris. As a 6th generation Texan of Spanish descent on my mother s side I have always identified myself culturally with the Tex Mex culture of South Texas where I am from I read this book because while I consider myself a history buff I had never studied about my Old World rootsThis book gives a great descriptive almost lifelike overview of Spain from 1469 1716 I ll admit the first 25 30 pages start out slow and seem cumbersome but once it gets to King Ferdinand and ueen Isabella it becomes really interesting and you won t want to put it down It serves as a good introduction to Spanish history you don t have to know a lot about Spain beforehand My favorite portion of the book was that of the Spanish Inuisition I am sure you have pre conceived notions about what went on but this book clarifies what actually occurred and shatters a few myths about the Inuisition While there is a slight Anglo Saxon bias I found it to only be subtle I d be hard pressed to find a better overview and introduction to Spanish history in this time period than this oneWhile reading I found myself delving into the specifics of locations battles and people mentioned in the book This opens up even subjects to study For example there are whole books on King Philip II but you get a good summary of what he did while in power in the bookIf you are looking for a catalyst to get started learning about the history of Spain then this book is for you Or if you are like me who wants to know his own history it is definitely for youAs a side note I found it fascinating to learn about the succession of the throne of Spain I hadn t known that current King Juan Carlos I is a direct descendant of the first king of the Bourbon line Philip V I had no interests in Monarchs before reading this book but now I want to learn about European royalty This book gives a good outline of the Monarchs but is by no means a guide to them

  • Paperback
  • 448
  • Imperial Spain 1469 1716
  • J.H. Elliott
  • English
  • 03 July 2018
  • 9780141007038