Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict

Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict❮BOOKS❯ ✹ Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict ✯ Author Henry Kamen – Tbjewellers.co.uk In this classic text Henry Kamen shows how Spain achieved world power in the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries by examining crucial political events and foreign policy during the r In this classic text Henry Kamen shows A Society PDF/EPUB ¿ how Spain achieved world power in the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries by examining crucial political events and foreign policy during the reigns of each of the nation s rulers, from Ferdinand and Spain, 1469-1714: MOBI :´ Isabella at the end of the fifteenth century to Philip V at the beginning of the eighteenth centuryKamen also explores the essential factors that distinguished the Spanish experience, from the gold and silver of the New World to the role of the 1469-1714: A Society Epub Þ Inquisition and the fate of the Muslim and Jewish minorities He identifies the essential fragility of Spain s material resources as the main reason why it never succeeded in achieving success as an imperial power He also examines the origins of the eternal obsession of Spaniards with their own failings and alleged decline , arguing that the perception of decline distorts what really happened in their historyFor undergraduate courses in Spanish history and Early Modern Europe.

Henry Kamen is a fellow of the A Society PDF/EPUB ¿ Royal Historical Society in London and an emeritus professor of the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Barcelona.

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict
  • Henry Kamen
  • English
  • 10 August 2017
  • 0582784646

10 thoughts on “Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict

  1. says:

    An interesting synthesis of the period, Kamen s work is a not so subtle attack on many of the interpretations of John H Elliott s seminal Imperial Spain I m not sure I m persuaded by some of his conclusions in part because he so rarely explicitly defends them , but this is nonetheless a very worthwhile book His chief argument is that Spain s decline was not a decline at all, because Spain never rose From the beginning it lacked the resources to sustain an imperial role, and was dependent An interesting synthesis of the period, Kamen s work is a not so subtle attack on many of the interpretations of John H Elliott s seminal Imperial Spain I m not sure I m persuaded by some of his conclusions in part because he so rarely explicitly defends them , but this is nonetheless a very worthwhile book His chief argument is that Spain s decline was not a decline at all, because Spain never rose From the beginning it lacked the resources to sustain an imperial role, and was dependent on the resources and talents of its dynastic satellite kingdoms Given how long Spain supported Spain s position as a great power through endless wars, I have to question this assertion Spain s economy was clearly much weaker in 1660 than 1560 which certainly points to some sort of declare, and it was precisely in the period that Kamen says Spain became an imperial power than the burden was placed so heavily on Castile Still, an interesting book

  2. says:

    This book is revisionist in that, according to Kamen, Spain was neither wealthy or powerful compared to other European states and that their rulers were not as single handedly powerful as they have been portrayed He makes a pretty good case for the economic argument drawing a picture of a monarchy deep in debt They never got as much back from their dominions as they spent in trying to tame them He says that, until later, the amount of gold that came into the country was just not enough and wa This book is revisionist in that, according to Kamen, Spain was neither wealthy or powerful compared to other European states and that their rulers were not as single handedly powerful as they have been portrayed He makes a pretty good case for the economic argument drawing a picture of a monarchy deep in debt They never got as much back from their dominions as they spent in trying to tame them He says that, until later, the amount of gold that came into the country was just not enough and was mostly sent out of the country paying debts, purchasing the things that their economy didn t create, buying food Kamen believes that it wasn t until they had been forced to shed all of their satellites the Hapsburg lands that they started to find balance and a measure of prosperity An interesting argument and one that I ll have to doreading to confirm or contradict it

  3. says:

    There are numerous actsdifficult in this world than reading the work of a historian with an axe to grind However, when I m in the midst of such, I find it hard to think of a single one.

  4. says:

    El libro abarca un largo periodo de la historia de Espa a 2 siglos y medio en s lo un poco m s de 400 p ginas insuficientes El suceder de acontecimientos es muy r pido No lleva a la marasma, pero pierde en profundidad, en un m nimo de profundidad El genio del autor est en no hacer de este resumen hist rico un continuo citar nombres, fechas y lugares, consigue aportar, sin embargo, los datos precisos para hilvanar una linea argumental Concedido lo dicho, se echa mucho de menos algo m s de El libro abarca un largo periodo de la historia de Espa a 2 siglos y medio en s lo un poco m s de 400 p ginas insuficientes El suceder de acontecimientos es muy r pido No lleva a la marasma, pero pierde en profundidad, en un m nimo de profundidad El genio del autor est en no hacer de este resumen hist rico un continuo citar nombres, fechas y lugares, consigue aportar, sin embargo, los datos precisos para hilvanar una linea argumental Concedido lo dicho, se echa mucho de menos algo m s de profundidad en muchas afirmaciones Quedan frases secas, cortantes, que precisar an quiz s tan solo una l nea explicativa, una frase o dos S , quiz s se hubiera extendido en 100 p ginas m s la obra, pero es que as la narraci n lo acusa bastante Como se puede dejar sin describir m nimamente las figuras de Isabel y Fernando, de Carlos I, de Felipe II, de tantas y tantas otras figuras hist ricas Es que ni una frase sobre sus personas Cierto que no es un ensayo, que es historia pura y dura, pero me parece que el autor aplic aqu el m nimo de esfuerzo y quiso cumplir simplemente el expediente.Por tanto como primer contacto con este largo periodo de casi 300 a os, el libro es recomendable y a pesar de lo dicho muy entrenido Pero a quien ya haya leido algo sobre historia de Espa a, especialmente de este periodo que abarca el libro, le ser totalmente ocioso Lamentablemente habr muchos hijos de la LOGSE en Espa a a los que ni les suenen los nombres de los grandes personajes de nuestra historia Para ellos, pues Y bienvenidos a vuestro pa s, que ya era hora

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