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Spain 1516-1598: From Nation State to World Empire (A History of Spain)

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In this book, now availaible in paperback, John Lynch has revised and expanded his now classic account of sixteenth century Spain Spain under the Hapsburgs Volume 1. The book remains a comprehensive account of the economy, politics and society of Spain, from the national foudations laid by Ferdinand and ISabella, to the Imperial policy of Charles V, and the world power of ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published December 15th 1994 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published February 1992)
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It's a bit of a depressing read, given how much effort the author gives to explaining the failures of the Hapsburg regime and how so many of the flawed policies go back to Ferdinand and Isabella's time. But it's a solid, synthetic work of analysis.
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John Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History at the University of London. He spent most of his academic career at University College, and then from 1974 to 1987 as Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies. The main focus of his work has been Spanish America in the period 1750–1850. [wikip
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