Bourbon Spain 1700-1808 is the only book I could find in English focused on 18th century Spain as a whole. John Lynch does a great job summarizing and analyzing the history of this period under the Bourbon dynasty. This was a period of reforms and revitalization of Spain, but it wasn’t enough to make the structural changes that the Kingdom of Spain needed. Lynch deals with a wide range of difficult issues, such as the limits of the Bourbon reforms, the role of the Spanish American colonies, or the influence of France over Spain.
- Series: A History of Spain
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Blackwell Pub (January 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 063119245X
- ISBN-13: 978-0631192459
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches