Early Modern Spain: A Social History

Early Modern Spain: A Social History

by James Casey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415206871

ISBN-13: 9780415206877

Pub. Date: 06/21/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Early Modern Spain: A social History explores the solidarities which held the Spanish nation together at this time of conflict and change. The book studies the pattern of fellowship and patronage at the local level which contributed to the notable absence of popular revolts characteristic of other European countries at this time. It also analyses the

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Early Modern Spain: A social History explores the solidarities which held the Spanish nation together at this time of conflict and change. The book studies the pattern of fellowship and patronage at the local level which contributed to the notable absence of popular revolts characteristic of other European countries at this time. It also analyses the Counter-Reformation, which transformed religious attitudes, and which had a huge impact on family life, social control and popular culture.
Focusing on the main themes of the development of capitalism, the growth of the state and religious upheaval, this comprehensive social history sheds light on changes throughout Europe in the critical early modern period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415206877
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Series:
Social History of Europe Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
Map 1Physical Iberiavii
Map 2Historic regions of Spainviii
Map 3Places mentioned in the textix
Introduction1
1An inhospitable land4
2The fewness of people19
3The limits of a peasant economy43
4Treasure and the cost of empire61
5Feudal lords and village potentates87
6Patricians and paupers: the urban commonwealth111
7The consolidation of an aristocracy138
8Obedience to the law165
9The policing of the family192
10The community of the faithful222
Conclusion250
Notes254
Bibliography270
Index292

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