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The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748

The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748 (Yale University press, 2016)

A major reassessment of Philip V’s leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state. Challenging long-held understandings of early eighteenth-century Europe and the Atlantic world, Christopher Storrs draws on a rich array of primary documents to trace the political, military, and financial innovations that laid the framework for the modern Spanish state and the coalescence of a national identity. Storrs illuminates the remarkable revival of Spanish power after 1713 and sheds new light on the often underrated king who made Spain’s resurgence possible.

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