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Spain, Europe and the Atlantic

Spain, Europe and the Atlantic
Essays in Honour of John H. Elliott


Antionio Feres, Charles J. Jago, Richard L. Kagan, Linda Martz, I. A. A. Thompson, Xavier Gil, James G. Casey, James Amelang, Peter Sahlins, Geoffrey Parker, Jonathan I. Israel, Peter Bakewell, Anthony Pagden, Josep M. Fradera
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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521525114

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  • The idea of a dialogue - sometimes harmonious, sometimes divisive - between the centre and periphery of the early modern European state stands at the heart of much of John Elliott's historical writing. It is the fulcrum around which his Imperial Spain revolves, and it lies at the heart of his analysis of the causes of the revolt of the Catalans against the centralising policies of the Madrid government. His writings on the Americas, such as The Old World and the New, likewise stressed the relationship between centre and periphery. This collection of essays by a group of Elliott's former students examines different aspects of this important theme and develops them. Taken together with the 'personal appreciation' of Elliott (Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford), it forms an important examination of the work of the greatest living historian of Spain as well as a major contribution to early modern European history.

    • A tribute of major importance to the world's greatest living historian of Spain
    • Brings together some of the most distinguished pupils of Elliott in a coherent commentary on key aspects of early modern Europe.
    • Explains the 'decline of Spain' and the survival of the Spanish colonial empire down to the nineteenth century
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    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521525114
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.553kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of Contributors
    List of abbreviations
    Sir John Elliott: an appreciation
    Part I. Power and Propaganda: The World of the Court:
    1. Twin souls: monarchs and favourites in early seventeenth-century Spain Antonio Feros
    2. Taxation and political culture in Castile, 1590–1640 Charles J. Jago
    3. Clio and the Crown: writing history in Habsburg Spain Richard L. Kagan
    Part II. The Pattern of Society: Community and Identity in Habsburg Spain:
    4. Toledanos and their kingdom of Granada, 1492–1560s Linda Martz
    5. Castile, Spain and the monarchy: the political community from Patria natural to Patria nacional I. A. A. Thompson
    6. Aragonese constitutionalism and Habsburg rule: the varying meanings of liberty Xavier Gil
    7. Patriotism in early modern Valencia James G. Casey
    8. The mental world of Jeroni Pujades James Amelang
    9. Centring the periphery: the Cerdanya between France and Spain Peter Sahlins
    Part III. Spain and its Empire:
    10. David or Goliath?: Philip II and his world in the 1580s Geoffrey Parker
    11. Olivares, the cardinal-infante and Spain's strategy in the Low Countries (1635–1643): the road to Rocroi Jonathan I. Israel
    12. Conquest after conquest: the rise of Spanish domination in America Peter Bakewell
    13. Heeding Heraclides: empire and its discontents, 1619–1812 Anthony Pagden
    14. Why were Spain's 'special overseas laws' never enacted? Josep M. Fradera
    Notes on the contributors

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    Richard L. Kagan, The Johns Hopkins University

    Geoffrey Parker, Ohio State University


    Antionio Feres, Charles J. Jago, Richard L. Kagan, Linda Martz, I. A. A. Thompson, Xavier Gil, James G. Casey, James Amelang, Peter Sahlins, Geoffrey Parker, Jonathan I. Israel, Peter Bakewell, Anthony Pagden, Josep M. Fradera

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