Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE An Overview of Spanish History

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Spanish and Latin American Studies

DESCRIPTION Looks at the following main topics: the physical framework - pre and early history - Roman Spain - the Visigothic period - Muslim Spain - The Reconquista - the creation of national unity: the Catholic Kings - the period of Spanish hegemony: Charles V and Philip II - the 17th and 18th centuries - the morass of the 19th century - Contemporary Spain.


- Carr, R., (Ed.) 2000; Oxford University Press. Spain, A History.
- Keay, R., 1988; London, British Museum Publications. Roman Spain.
- Collins, R., 1983; London, Macmillan Press. Early Medieval Spain – Unity in Diversity 400-1000.
- MacKay, A., 1977; London, Macmillan Press. Spain in the Middle Ages: From Frontier to Empire 1000-1500.
- Harvey, L.P., 1992; Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press. Islamic Spain 1250-1500.
- Elliot, J.H., 1963; London, E. Arnold. Imperial Spain 1469-1710.
- Carr, R., 1980; Oxford, Oxford University Press. Modern Spain 1875-1980.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite: A Level Spanish or equivalent


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Carmel A. Vassallo

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