Money and Economic Recovery in Spain under the First Bourbon, 1701-1746

  title={Money and Economic Recovery in Spain under the First Bourbon, 1701-1746},
  author={Earl J. Hamilton},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={192 - 206}
FEwcountrieshave experienced a more catastrophic decline than Spain suffered in the seventeenth century when she lost the hegemony of Europe, Srlmlly held in the days of Charles V and Philip II, and sank into the ranks of tlle second-rate powers. At the dawn of the century effective control over the Protestant Netherlands slipped from her grasp, and Pcortugal began a successful revolt in I640. The legendary invincibility of the Spanish infantry, vv-hich had terrorized western Europe for over… Expand
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