Historical dictionary of the Spanish Empire, 1402-1975

Greenwood Press, 1992 - 705 páginas
On October 12, 1992, five hundred years will have passed since Christopher Columbus made landfall on San Salvador. His voyage across the Atlantic Ocean set in motion a series of unprecedented social, political, economic, and cultural forces that changed the entire world. The Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Empire looks at the process by which Spain extended its influence across the globe. It provides more than 1,200 brief descriptive essays covering colonies, individuals, political institutions, legislation, treaties, conferences, wars, revolutions, technologies, social and religious groups, and military battles. References at the end of each entry provide sources of additional information for those wishing to pursue the subject further. Cross-references within the text, designated by an asterisk, will help the reader to find related items. Two appendixes provide a chronology of Spanish imperialism and a list of the individuals who presided over the viceroyalties of New Granada, New Spain, Peru, and Rio de la Plata. The Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Empire is an invaluable reference tool for scholars and students alike. It should be of interest to reference librarians at college and university libraries, as well as large public libraries.

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This encyclopedic A-Z volume for all level readers is an excellent source of documentation on the glory and plummeting fate of the Spanish empire. There are over 1300 entries, many of which would be ... Leer reseña completa


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Sobre el autor (1992)

James S. Olson is Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. He is the recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Research Award. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than thirty books, including "Catholic Immigrants in America" (1993); "Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945" (1989); "Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam" Fifth Edition (Blackwell, 2006); and "John Wayne American" (1996), which won the Ray and Pat Brown National Book Award from the Popular Culture Association. His book "A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory" (2001) won the Diolece Parmelee Award from the Texas Historical Foundation. His most recent book--"Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, and History" (2002)--was nominated by The Johns Hopkins University Press for the Pulitzer Prize in History, won the History of Science Category Award from the Association of American Publishers, and was recognized by the "Los Angeles Times" as one of the best non-fiction books in America for 2002.

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