Spain, 1474-1598

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Overview

The rise of Spain from obscurity to the position of one of Europe's greatest powers is centrally important in the history of Western Europe in the sixteenth century. Spain 1474–1598 explores key themes including the unification of Spain and the domestic and foreign policies of each of the monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, Charles V and Philip II. This book also examines whether the sixteenth century was a 'golden century' for Spain culturally with its art and literature, as well as its society and economy.
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'Undoubtedly this book lives up to the high quality of presentation and layout of the others in the series.' - A. McEwan, History Teaching Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415222662
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Questions and Analysis in History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Spain at the time of its 'unification

2. The domestic policies of Ferdinand and Isabella

The foreign policies of Ferdinand and Isabella

4. Charles I as ruler of Spain

5. Foreign affairs during the reign of Charles I

6. What problems confronted Philip II in his government of Spain?

7. The success and failures of Philip II's foreign policy

8. Ws the Sixteenth century 'A Golden Century' for Spain?

Notes

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