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The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire

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A concise history of the rise, organization and fall of the Spanish Empire.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 20th 2008)
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Anton Tomsinov
Jul 27, 2013 Anton Tomsinov rated it liked it
This attempt to squeeze more than three hundred years of imperial and colonial history into two hundred pages is a success but not a triumph. The narrative is a balanced one with due attention to wars, internal politics and economics. The author is very competent and provides a lot of sage generalizations that help this book to win an otherwise uncertain battle for readers against Wikipedia articles. It is truly a worthy example of structuring vast amounts of information into a concise form. The ...more
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Feb 27, 2013 Ariadna73 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a very interesting viewpoint about how can a country with all the opportunities that Spain had; waste all and every penny in absurd and lost wars; and be now in a precarious economic situation. It is like it doesn't just happen to celebrities: whole countries also suffer from some rare disease driven by greed and the desire of having it all and having it all right now. Spain had it all: an endless flow of gold; silver; goods; species and human workforce enough to be the world greatest po ...more
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Apr 19, 2016 Eugene Kernes rated it really liked it
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Pretty good coverage of Spain's history. Gives accounts from before Spain was born and all the benefits and problems that happened during the empire era. Political unions seems to sum up the politics of Spain. Maltby did such a great job at representing the growth of the empire to the point that it was hard to understand how Spain sustained an empire for so long. The New and Old World colonies were more expensive than they were worth. Battles on various theaters contemporaneously. Having a monar ...more
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William S. Maltby, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri-St Louis. He has written widely on the subject of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the sixteenth century and related topics.
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