Organizes the book well and tells the history as a story.
Elliott concisely helps the reader to understand Spanish politics, the Inquisition, tax policy, foreign affairs, as well as social and religious tensions.
Until then, this book gives you the best possible historical grounding in the other two Python topics.
I love Elliot, specially when he deals with Spain. He got to understand the Spaniards. IRMA DICKINSONPublished 9 days ago by irma dickinson
This is a fine reading if you want a general understanding of this epoch. It is now a classical but it stands the test of time.Published 3 months ago by Hoppius
This is the classic book on the golden period of Spain, from the Catholic King and Queen to the end of the empire in the 18th century. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Julio1fer
Organizes the book well and tells the history as a story. We used this as a supplement to primary Spanish texts in our upper level culture and civilization class- would highly... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lauren C.
Elliott's Imperial Spain is getting a bit dated, but it continues to be one of the finest and most readable single-volume treatments of this crucial period in Spain's history. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Profe1967
I recently was looking for something to read and realized my understanding of Spanish history pre-Civil War was light on the details, so off to Amazon to look at what's out... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Shawn M. Ritchie
I will note first that I am a scholar of Golden Age Spanish Literature, and I consider this book to be absolutely fundamental reading for understanding how Spain amassed one of the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mishalex
The era is fascinating but the author uses a lot of Spanish words for position in governance and concepts. Which makes reading tedious. Also the kindle book is littered with typosPublished 17 months ago by Pierre Frediere