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Imperial Spain, 1469-1716 (Pelican) Paperback – 25 Jun 1970

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  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (25 Jun. 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140210431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140210439
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,966,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A major work on Spanish history ("The Economist")" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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J H Elliott recently retired as Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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Buy the Paperback version. It is cheaper. The Kindle edition I bought had several defects. The maps are very difficult to read on the screen (very small lettering) and it is inconvenient to go back to them when you are reading. I found that some pages seemed to be duplicated which was confusing.
The style and content are excellent and the prologue pointed out that when the book was written there were very few or no studies in Spanish or other languages of this period.
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A still unsurpassed survey of Spain's greatest age of glory and decline. To be read in conjunction with the author's other masterpiece, "The Revolt of the Catalans", recently reprinted. Well worth taking with you on a Spanish beach holiday.
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This book covers administrative, economic and social history of the empire and does an excellent job at that.

However it assumes that you are familiar with the Spanish international political / military history and discusses impacts of involvement in foreign affairs without specifically describing details of those affairs. (For example, there's hardly any mention of the Italian Wars and you won't be able to figure out the extent of Habsburg-Ottoman conflict based solely on this book.) So, if you're more interested in international politics and warfare narrative, you should rather search elsewhere.
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This is the standard history of its subject. It is written in a rather dry, academic manner,and seems rather dated. It takes for granted some areas which could have been covered in more detail (eg the Armada), and is very eurocentric, with very little on the American Empire.
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i take 16c history for a-level and half the course is on spain, i joke with my friend that this book is our bible, i use it for referance in all my essays! it is so detailed and yet so easy to understand. it helps put everything into context.
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An excellent read if you're after a relatively brief narrative of Spanish history. Charts the rise and fall of Imperial Spain in simple yet well written prose, teasing out the theme of an overstretched imperial inheritance built upon unsound foundations. If you're looking for detail on Spanish foreign policy or military history look elsewhere. Fully recommended.
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Good book , well written , engaging , easy to read .I deeply recommend to someone , who wants to understand this trouble times .
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