El Resurgir Espanol 1713-1748

Translated title of the contribution: The Spanish Resurgence 1713-48

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    A study of the re-emergence of Spain as a major power in Europe in the generation after the War of the Spanish Succession.

    Historiography has not been kind to Felipe V, the first Bourbon to reign in Spain, from 1700 to 1746. Called incapable, indolent and dominated by his second wife, Isabel de Farnesio, the truth is that under his scepter the Monarchy Hispánica was once again a dynamic and expansionist power, particularly in the Mediterranean theater, with campaigns in Italy and North Africa. The Spanish resurgence 1713-1748 affects the profound change that the establishment of the Bourbons meant with respect to the attitudes and practices of the Habsburgs, underlining the role that this monarch had in the greening of Spanish power from 1713, both in the reconstruction of the Army and the Navy and, on a diplomatic level, in its ability to weave a new network of alliances. What's more, questions the traditional paradigm about the Atlantic orientation of the Monarchy in the first half of the 18th century, emphasizing Hispanic control over the western Mediterranean, theater of operations where the Spanish campaigns took place during the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1717- 1720) and the wars of Polish succession (1733-1738) and Austrian succession (1740-1748), and the positions both in Spain and in Italy before the attempt of Felipe V, dissatisfied with the clauses of the Treaty of Utrecht, to rebuild the Empire Spanish, and in this sense makes us rethink the usual narrative about the history of Europe. Christopher Storrs, Hispanist and professor at the University of Dundee, drinks from a vast flow of primary sources to document political innovations,
    Translated title of the contributionThe Spanish Resurgence 1713-48
    Original languageSpanish
    Place of PublicationMadrid
    PublisherDesperta Ferro
    Number of pages368
    ISBN (Electronic)8412381718
    ISBN (Print)9788412381719
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2022

    Publication series

    NameHistoria de España
    PublisherDesperta Ferro


    • Spain, empire, Catholic Monarchy, state formation, Italy


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