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Apogee of Empire: Spain and New Spain in the Age of Charles III, 1759–1789
Once Europe's supreme maritime power, Spain by the mid-eighteenth century was facing fierce competition from England and France. England, in particular, had successfully mustered the financial resources necessary to confront its Atlantic rivals by mobilizing both aristocracy and merchant bourgeoisie in support of its imperial ambitions. Spain, meanwhile, remained overly de ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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