AS Section: Descriptive Analysis
The Rise and Fall of Spain, 1474-1700
1.1474-1516: In what ways and to what extent did Ferdinand and Isabella lay the foundations for Spains achievement of great power status in Europe?
2.1516-56: How well did Spain respond to the challenge of empire in the reign of Charles I?
3.1556-98: Did successes outweigh failures in the reign of Philip II/
4.1598-1665: Why did Spain face so many problems in the reigns of Philip III and Philip IV?
5.1665-1700: Nemesis? The reign of Charles II
A2 Section: In-depth Assessment
1.1474-1556: In what ways and to what extent did the character of the Spanish Church change is this period?
2.1474-1598: Did this period witness the Golden Age of Spain?
3.1556-1609: Why did Spain fail to crush the Dutch Revolt?
4.1598-1700: To what extent did this period witness the Decline of Spain?