Spain's Centuries of Crisis: 1300 - 1474

Spain's Centuries of Crisis: 1300 - 1474

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by Teofilo F. Ruiz
     
 

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A comprehensive history that focuses on the crises of Spain in the late middle ages and the early transformations that underpinned the later successes of the Catholic Monarchs.

  • Illuminates Spain's history from the early fourteenth century to the union of the Crowns of Castile and Aragon in 1474
  • Examines the challenges and reforms of the social,

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A comprehensive history that focuses on the crises of Spain in the late middle ages and the early transformations that underpinned the later successes of the Catholic Monarchs.

  • Illuminates Spain's history from the early fourteenth century to the union of the Crowns of Castile and Aragon in 1474
  • Examines the challenges and reforms of the social, economic, political, and cultural structures of the country
  • Looks at the early transformations that readied Spain for the future opportunities and challenges of the early modern Age of Discovery
  • Includes a helpful bibliography to direct the reader toward further study

Editorial Reviews

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“The major accomplishment of this book, in addition to guiding the reader through the dangerous thickets of political and social upheaval, is the delineation of the factors that preserved the monarchy and expanded its potential sway.” (English Historical Review, February 2009)

“The major accomplishment of this book, in addition to guiding the reader through the dangerous thickets of political and social upheaval, is the delineation of the factors that preserved the monarchy and expanded its potential sway.” (English Historical Review, February 2009)

"A comprehensive history of the political development...during a period of...crisis.... Bridges the gap between the central Middle Ages and the Renaissance." (Speculum)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444339734
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
A History of Spain Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"Plagues, crusades, civil wars and fratricidal princes: there is no better introduction to the chaotic political and cultural history of fourteenth and fifteenth century Spain than this vivid volume by a magisterial scholar, master teacher, and dean of Spanish historians."
David Nirenberg,The University of Chicago

Meet the Author

Teofilo F. Ruiz is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His publications include Crisis and Continuity: Land and Town in Late Medieval Castile (1994) and Spanish Society 1400-1600 (2002) and From Heaven to Earth. The Reordering of Castilian Society, 1150-1350 (2004).

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Spain's Centuries of Crisis: 1300 - 1474 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruiz is a historian of the first-order who writes in a very accessible way.