David Ringrose here re-examines the history of Spain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He challenges the pessimism of prevailing assumptions about Spanish history, and its conventional separation into pre- and post-Napoleonic eras. Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700a1900 also questions the importance of the empire for Spain's own economy, suggesting instead that Spain evolved as part of Europe; indeed, some of the recently documented modernisation of the nineteenth century was already well under way in the eighteenth. In addition, the emergence of a governing Aclite closely tied to provincial society is placed in the context of traditional networks of patronage based upon close-knit family ties. Such a perspective makes the transitions of the 1930s and 1970s easier to explain. This important and challenging book will change our understanding of the history of modern Spain.... Europe (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1 943) van der Woude, Ad, Akira Hayami, and Jan de Vries (eds.) ... Oller, Manual de historia economica de Espana (Barcelona: Ed. Vicencs Vives, 1964) Vicente Zabala, Maria Teresa, and anbsp;...
|Title||:||Spain, Europe, and the 'Spanish Miracle', 1700-1900|
|Author||:||David R. Ringrose|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1998-11-26|