Spain, 1808-1975 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)
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Spain, 1808-1975 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The first edition of this book was published in 1966. It became a standard work as a survey of economic, social, and political origins of modern Spain leading up to the apparent defeat of the liberal tradition with General Franco's victory in the Civil War. Since 1966 there has been a revolution in Spanish historiography. The more modern history of Spain, a neglected, even...more
Paperback, 888 pages
Published October 14th 1982 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1966)
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May 18, 2014 Ted rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ted by: Kalliope
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I’ve only read 5 chapters of the book, but that was my objective so I’ll review those now.

I will likely read the rest of the book, the rating I’ve given explains that.

Raymond Carr’s Spain 1808-1975 is an academic history of Spain through the years cited.

The chapters I read were not the first five, but these:

IX. The Restoration and the Disaster, 1874-98

X. The Foundations of a Modern Economy

XI. Society, 1870-1930

XII. Regeneration and Disintegration, 1898-1923

XIII. The Protesters, 1898-1923

Each cha...more
Loring Wirbel
Carr comes close to winning five stars for this one, discounted only because a history of such scope requires a lot of compression, which is evident in sections such as Civil War coverage. That being said, this is an Oxford History release, which almost guarantees it a good rating.

Carr is at his best when explaining how the various threads of monarchist, Carlist politics clashed with liberal and radical interests, throughout the 19th century and particularly in the years leading up to the Spanis...more
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