• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The modern Spanish state was founded in 1469 with the marriage of Isabel and Fernando to the crowns of Castile and Aragon. Under their joint reign Spain recovered Granada, the last Islamic territory in the Iberian peninsula and sponsored the modern discovery of America, both events in 1492. After 1700 the French Bourbon dynasty was enthroned, with Felipe V as its first king; the present monarch, Juan Carlos I, installed in 1975, is his direct descendant.


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Reino de España (Kingdom of Spain)


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Further Reading

  1. Carr, Raymond, (ed.) Spain: A History. OUP, 2000Google Scholar
  2. Conversi, D., The Basques, The Catalans and Spain. Hurst, London, 1997Google Scholar
  3. Heywood, P., The Government and Politics of Spain. London, 1995CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Hooper, J., The New Spaniards. 2nd ed. [of The Spaniards. London, 1995Google Scholar
  5. Péréz-Díaz, V. M., The Return of Civil Society: the Emergence of Democratic Spain. Harvard Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  6. Powell, C., Juan Carlos of Spain: Self-Made Monarch. London and New York, 1996CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Shields, Graham J., Spain. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA). 1994.—Madrid. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1996Google Scholar
  8. National library: Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid.Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE), Paseo de la Castellana, 183, Madrid.Google Scholar

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