The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]: A Historical Encyclopedia

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ABC-CLIO, Jul 25, 2016 - History - 602 pages
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The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia provides students as well as anyone interested in Spain, Latin America, or empires in general the necessary materials to explore and better understand the centuries-long empire of the Iberian kingdom. The work is organized around eight themes to allow the reader the ability to explore each theme through an overview essay and several selected encyclopedic entries.

This two-volume set includes some 180 entries that cover such topics as the caste system, dynastic rivalries, economics, major political events and players, and wars of independence. The entries provide students with essential information about the people, things, institutions, places, and events central to the history of the empire. Many of the entries also include short sidebars that highlight key facts or present fascinating and relevant trivia. Additional resources include an introductory overview, chronology, extended bibliography, and extensive collection of primary source documents.

 

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Contents

Government and Politics
1
Organization and Administration
61
Individuals
119
Groups and Organizations
187
Index
257
Cover page
281
Halftitle page
i
Series page
ii
Key Events
1
Military
69
Objects and Artifacts
133
Key Places
167
Primary Documents
213
Appendix Monarchs and Rulers of Spain 1479Present
273
Glossary
277
Selected Bibliography
285

Title page
iii
Copyright page
iv
Dedication
v
Contents
vii
Editors and Contributors
297
Index
299
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About the author (2016)

H. Micheal Tarver, PhD, is professor of history at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR.

Emily Slape, MA, is an independent historian and documentary editor.

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