An invaluable introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the whole sweep of Spanish history, from its prehistoric origins right through to the present day. Simon Barton offers a clear and balanced account of the country's strikingly rich and diverse history.
This is an ideal core text for dedicated modules on Spanish History and Iberian History, or a supplementary text for broader modules on European History, which may be offered at all levels of an undergraduate History, Spanish or European Studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of Spain for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in Spanish, European History, Spanish History or European Studies.
SIMON BARTON is Professor of Spanish History at the University of Exeter, UK.
List of Maps and Figures.- Preface to the First Edition.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Introduction.- Origins: From Prehistory to the Visigoths.- The Muslim Conquest.- The Ascendancy of Christian Iberia, AD 1000-1474.- The Universal Monarchy, 1474-1700.- The Enlightened Despots, 1700-1833.- Liberalism and Reaction, 1833-1931.- The Modern Era, 1931-2008.- Glossary.- Chronology.- Selected Further Reading.- Index.