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The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Christopher Storrs


For too long the history of seventeenth-century Spain has been dismissed as a story of imperial decline after the achievement of the sixteenth century. Resilience of the Spanish monarchy presents a fresh appraisal of the survival of Spain and its European and overseas empire under the last Spanish Habsburg, Carlos II (1665–1700). Hitherto it has largely been assumed that in the ‘Age of Louis XIV’ Spain collapsed as a military and naval power, and only retained its empire because states which had hitherto opposed Spanish hegemony came to its aid. Spain's allies did play a role, but this view se ... More

Keywords: Spain, Spanish monarchy, Spanish Habsburgs, decline, resilience, Carlos II, Flanders, Lombardy, Milan, Naples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Storrs, author