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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire

ISBN 9781403917911
Publication Date December 2008
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

At its peak the Spanish empire stretched from Italy and the Netherlands to Peru and the Philippines. Its influence remains very significant to the history of Europe and the Americas. Maltby provides a concise and readable history of the empire's dramatic rise and fall, with special emphasis on the economy, institutions and intellectual movements.

  • Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles 2009

WILLIAM S. MALTBY is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri-St Louis, USA. His publications include The Black Legend in England: The Development of Anti-Spanish Sentiment, 1588-1660, Alba: A Biography of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, The Reign of Charles V and with Steven Hause, Western Civilization.

Introduction.- Imperial Beginnings.- The Creation of an Empire in Europe.- The Conquest of America.- Imperial Organization Under the Habsburgs.- Imperial Policy.- Imperial Decline.- The Bourbons.- The End of the Empire.- Selected Bibliography.- Index.

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