Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700-1900

Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700-1900

by David R. Ringrose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521434866

ISBN-13: 9780521434867

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In his important new study, David Ringrose re-examines the history of Spain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He challenges the conventional ways of framing that history, questions the importance of the empire for peninsular Spain, and suggests that some of the seemingly dramatic modernization of the nineteenth century was already under way in the eighteenth…  See more details below

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In his important new study, David Ringrose re-examines the history of Spain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He challenges the conventional ways of framing that history, questions the importance of the empire for peninsular Spain, and suggests that some of the seemingly dramatic modernization of the nineteenth century was already under way in the eighteenth. In addition, the emergence of a governing elite is placed in the context of family and patronage networks. This challenging book will change our understanding of the history of modern Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521434867
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The problem of perception
1Perceptions and perspectives3
2Focusing the problem29
3Glimpses of the Spanish economy55
Pt. 2Peninsular Spain and a changing world
4The Indies trade and the peninsular economy to 176383
5The Indies trade and the peninsular economy between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: reform, crisis, adaptation106
6Trade, economic expansion, and European context135
7From entitlement to commodity: redefining resources163
Pt. 3Alternative responses to a changing world
8The Mediterranean urban system: trade, hierarchy, trends187
9Cantabrian Spain: from Guipuzcoa to Galicia217
10Capital city, markets, and the Castilian interior249
11The Andalusia of the Guadalquivir basin291
Pt. 4Political networks, provincial elites, and central authority
12A narrative context313
13Basic institutions of political and economic life: family, town, office331
14Office, state, and local elites, seventeenth-nineteenth centuries360
15Conclusion: trends, events, perceptions389
Bibliography397
Index429

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