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Unformatted text preview: History of Modern Spain, 1814-Present Winter 2008 Professor Radcliff HSS 6070 Ext.48919 Modern Spain has held a troubled place in European history. After the country's international domination in the 16th century, it slipped out of the mainstream of European history books and onto the margins. It reappeared briefly in the European historical narrative in the 1930s when Spain suffered a brutal Civil War that seemed to epitomize the political turmoil of the interwar period. Only the recent democratic transition finally erased the longstanding image of "difference" that consigned Spain to a couple of footnotes in the "big picture" of European history. This course will argue that Modern Spanish history should be fully integrated into the larger European framework, from where the differences and similarities with other countries can be analyzed. Thus, the central problematic for Spain, as for the rest of Europe during the previous two centuries, will be the origins, shape and consequences of the dramatic transformation in its society, economy, and political structure....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIEU 151 taught by Professor Radcliff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08