Spains Road to Empire: The Making of a World Power, 1492-1763


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    It does so by blending the political, social, cultural and economic history together, showing the multifacted interactions that defined Spain and the Spanish presence in the world. Many things I didn't know now about; how this nation Castile took on the role of imperial power with the help of the: View all 8 comments. The author has taught at a university in Barcelona for years. In this case, Kamen's hobby horse is his thesis--that Spain couldn't and didn't develop its "empire" on its own but depended on other groups and countries to help.