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The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748
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The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748

Christopher Storrs

Abstract

This book considers the extraordinary revival of Spanish power following the War of the Spanish Succession. Between 1713 and 1748 the Spain of Philip V was the single greatest threat to peace in Europe. That threat was due in large part to Philip’s overhaul of Spain’s institutions, including its armed forces. At the same time, however, there was greater continuity with the Habsburg past than is usually acknowledged by historians. The book also questions the current preoccupations with the Atlantic world, emphasising Philip V’s ambitions–and success–in the Mediterranean, Italy and north Africa. ... More

Keywords: Spain, Italy, Africa, Philip V, Isabel Farnese, Mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300216899
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300216899.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Storrs, author
University of Dundee