British historian Charles J. Esdaile writes a balanced and comprehensive narration of the Spanish War of Independence, aka Peninsular War. That devastating war is essential to understand the fall of the Spanish Empire, as well as the fall of Napoleonic France. The Peninsular War is not called the Spanish ulcer for nothing, you know. The long discussions about Spanish domestic politics may be too much for some, but it’s a great account of the war, more balanced from a Spanish perspective.
- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK; New Ed edition (October 28, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140273700
- ISBN-13: 978-0140273700
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.1 x 7.8 inches