Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, 1492-1763 is a thought-provoking book that deconstructs Spain and overemphasizes the universalist character of the Hispanic monarchy. Henry Kamen knows to write well, but I think it’s ideologically charged. If you prefer a balanced and rigorous account, I would recommend the works of Hugh Thomas or John H. Elliot, but Henry Kamen’s books are more captivating and exciting.
- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 17, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060932643
- ISBN-13: 978-0060932640
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches