Imperial Spain 1469-1716

Imperial Spain 1469-1716

by J. H. Elliott
     
 

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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

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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.

At its greatest Spain was a master of Europe: its government was respected, its armies were feared, and its conquistadores carved out a vast empire. Yet this splendid power was rapidly to lose its impetus and creative dynamism. How did this happen in such a short space of time? Taking in rebellions, religious conflict and financial disaster, Elliott's masterly social and economic analysis studies the various factors that precipitated the end of an empire.

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A major work on Spanish history (The Economist)"

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ISBN-13:
9780141007038
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
318,777
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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J. H. Elliott was the Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford.

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