As the title suggests, Maltby writes a very concise work on the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire. In less than 200 pages, he covers a very long time, even briefly talking about the loss of the last overseas colonies in the Spanish-American War. That means, for instance, that he only dedicates 4 pages to the epic conquest of Mexico or 1 to that of the Philippines, but it’s great for general readers who only want a brief overview of the history of the Spanish Empire.
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave (December 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1403917922
- ISBN-13: 978-1403917928
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches