9780299250249-0299250245-Spain: A Unique History

Spain: A Unique History

ISBN-13: 9780299250249
ISBN-10: 0299250245
Edition: 1
Author: Payne, Stanley G.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780299250249
ISBN-10: 0299250245
Edition: 1
Author: Payne, Stanley G.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Payne, Stanley G. wrote Spain: A Unique History comprising 304 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0299250245 and 9780299250249. Since then Spain: A Unique History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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From bloodthirsty conquest to exotic romance, stereotypes of Spain abound. This new volume by distinguished historian Stanley G. Payne draws on his half-century of experience to offer a balanced, broadly chronological survey of Spanish history from the Visigoths to the present. Who were the first “Spaniards”? Is Spain a fully Western country? Was Spanish liberalism a failure? Examining Spain’s unique role in the larger history of Western Europe, Payne reinterprets key aspects of the country’s history.
Topics include Muslim culture in the peninsula, the Spanish monarchy, the empire, and the relationship between Spain and Portugal. Turning to the twentieth century, Payne discusses the Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War. The book’s final chapters focus on the Franco regime, the nature of Spanish fascism, and the special role of the military. Analyzing the figure of Franco himself, Payne seeks to explain why some Spaniards still regard him with respect, while many others view the late dictator with profound loathing.
Framed by reflections on the author’s own formation as a Hispanist and his evaluation of the controversy about “historical memory” in contemporary Spain, this volume offers deeply informed insights into both the history and the historiography of a unique country.


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