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

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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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Feb 11, 2014 Ted is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Right now I'm planning on reading 4 chapters of this.

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

So I started on p. 347.

I've learned that "The Disaster" refers, in Spanish history, to its total defeat in the Spanish American War of 1898. Spain's navy, in the space of two months, was annihilated, first in the Philippines in May, then the Atlantic squadron off Santiago (Antilles) on July 3....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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