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  Tour Spain: History of Spain
The Moorish capital was Córdoba, in the southern portion of Spain known as Andalucía.
After that, Spain was briefly a Republic, from 1871 to 1873, a year in which a series of coups reinstalled the monarchy.
In the meantime, Spain lost all of its colonies in the Caribbean region and Asia-Pacific region during the 19th century, a trend which ended with the loss of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam to the United States after the Spanish-American War of 1898.
www.tourspain.org /history.asp   (1095 words)

 All About Spain: History
Spain was prospering economically under the Habsburg crown thanks to the trade with its American colonies, but on the hand involved in wars with France, the Netherlands and England, culminating in the disastrous defeat of the "Invincible Armada" in 1588.
Economical recession and political instability were the consequences, Spain lost its colonies with the exceptions of Puerto Rico, Cuba and Philippines.
Spain became member of the NATO in 1985 and entered the European Community in 1986.
www.red2000.com /spain/primer/hist.html   (1071 words)

  History of Spain - Gurupedia
These effects, combined with the expulsion of Spain's most economically vital classes in the late 15th century (the Jews and the Moors), caused Spain's economy to collapse several times in the 16th century, brining the Golden Age of Spain to a close.
Under the Bonaparte, Spain failed to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions of the 18th century, and also failed to absorb the ideals that of the Enlightenment that were revolutionizing European thought.
Mistreatment of the Moorish population in Morocco led to an uprising and the loss of all North African possessions except for the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in 1921.
www.gurupedia.com /h/hi/history_of_spain.htm   (3224 words)

One of the characteristic features of the early history of Spain is the succesive waves of different peoples who spread all over the Peninsula.
The Canary Islands became part of Spanish territory (1495), the hegemony of Spain in the Mediterranean, to the detriment of France, was affirmed with the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples, and Navarre was incorporated into the Kingdom.
Franco died in 1975, bringing to an end a period of Spanish history and opening the way to the restoration of the monarchy with the rise to the Throne of the present King of Spain, Juan Carlos I de Borbon y Borbon.
www.csudh.edu /global_options/375Students-Sp96/Spain/HISTORY.HTML   (1198 words)

 A Short History of Spain - Conquistador Magazine
From this short introduction to the history of Spain, the reader may get a glimpse at the importance of the Spanish horse during the dynamic phase of expansion to the New World.
It was as though Spain, having run out of land to reconquer, had been forced to look beyond the ocean for new lands in which to continue its feats of valor.
Spains dilemma of reconciling the past with the present, as a prerequisite for facing the future with confidence, was to remain largely unsolved.
www.conquistador.com /spanhistory.html   (2330 words)

 History of Spain - IndigoGuide Spain
Spain's Catholic monarchies gained strength in the north, and united to form one dominant kingdom when Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of the Castile kingdom in 1469.
Spain joined the European Union in 1986, and through the 1990s Spain entered a social and cultural rebirth, hosting both the summer Olympics in Barcelona and the World Expo 92 in Seville.
In 2004 Spain suffered its worst ever terrorist attacks when four commuter trains were bombed during the morning rush hour in Madrid.
www.indigoguide.com /spain/history.htm   (639 words)

 History of Spain, The History of Spanish, The History of Bullfighting in Spain, Culture of Spain
History of Spain, The History of Spanish, The History of Bullfighting in Spain, Culture of Spain
The history of Spain is as rich, colorful, and diverse as any country in the world.
The modern culture of Spain draws heavily on its historical past, and from the biggest arenas and dance halls to the smallest farm yards and bars, the bullfight and the flamenco are still practiced with as much passion and immediacy as they were three hundred years ago.
www.destination360.com /europe/spain/history.php   (549 words)

 Spain Travel Guide - A brief history of Spain
The reconquest of Muslim Spain was pursued throughout the Middle Ages by the Christian kingdom in the North and was completed in 1492 with the conquest of Granada by Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile.
The 16th century was Spain’s golden age with overseas explorations leading to the formation of an empire in the New World, which brought great wealth to Spain.
During the 19th century Spain lost its American colonies and with the abdication of Alfonso XIII in 1931 the second republic was established.
travelguidespain.net /spain-history.html   (567 words)

 History of Spain and its Spanish Heritage
The Jews of Spain were also expelled or forced to renounce their faith, because the Catholic sovereigns believed that the church and the state were indivisible.
Spain was not admitted to the United Nations as a charter member, but in 1952 it was allowed to join some of the special agencies.
Spain is a place that you would be proud to display your Spanish genealogy, family coat of arms or surname history.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-spain.html   (1983 words)

 Spain History
Spain's roots date back thousands of years when the Phoenicians traded at the country's Mediterranean ports and the population included Celts, Basques, and Iberians.
By 1700, Spain had reached the apogee of its power as a conqueror: South America, Central America, Mexico, western North America, the Philippines and other areas of Africa and Asia were in Spanish hands.
Civil war in the late 1930s cost Spain dearly: it was help in the grip of dictatorship for nearly the next 40 years under General Francisco Franco.
www.historycentral.com /nationbynation/Spain/History1.html   (268 words)

 History of Spain
By the end of the 13th century, Castilla and Aragón had emerged as Christian Spain's two main powers, and in 1469 these two kingdoms were united by the marriage of Isabel, princess of Castilla, to Fernando, heir to the throne of Aragón.
Spain monopolized trade with these new colonies and became one of the most powerful nations on earth.
Spain was defeated by the USA in a series of one-sided naval battles, resulting in the loss of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines, which were Spain's last overseas possessions.
www.languagecrossing.com /destinations/spain/history_of_spain   (980 words)

 Spain History
The oldest historical findings made in Spain date of about 30000 to 50000 b.C. Modern humans in the form of Cro-Magnons made his appearance in the Iberian Peninsula from north of the Pyrenees some 35,000 years ago.
In fact, Cordoba, Muslim Spain's capital, was the richest and the indisputable cultural center of this area of the world.
The southern parts of Spain, called al-Andalus, were prospering in the Moorish epoch, thanks to new sciences and agricultural technics.
www.justspain.org /spain/spain-history.asp   (756 words)

 Guide Spain history - A short history of Spain
The history of Spain starts from 11th century BC, it was colonized by sophisticated Eastern Mediterranean civilizations, starting with the Phoenicians then the Greeks and the Carthaginians.
Although, in the history of Spain the enlightenment in the late 18th century created a climate of learning, Spain's misfortunes continued into the next century with an invasion by Napoleon's troops and the loss of the American colonies.
The political instability of the late 19th and early 20th centuries led to dictatorship in the history of Spain and a republic in the 1930's which was destroyed by the Spanish civil war.
www.spain4uk.co.uk /History_of_Spain.htm   (424 words)

 History of Spain
Spain has a long and unique history and the oldest historical findings dates back to about 30000 to 50000 b.c.
The Iberian population are thought to arrive from the north of Africa and to settle in the south of Spain.
During the World War II Spain kept natural and during the 50's and 60's the dictatorship of Franco isolated (economically and politically) Spain from the rest of Europe.
www.spanish-town-guides.com /History.htm   (687 words)

 An historical overview of Southern Spain, history of Southern Spain
Much of the wealth from America was spent on the wars waged by Spain's Hapsburg monarchy against the Lutheran countries in northern Europe and the Ottoman Turks in the Mediterranean, and as the flow of riches decreased, Spain and Andalucia sank into economic decline.
The devastating loss of Spain's last colonies, Cuba and the Philippines, led to political instability and further economic decline, culminating in the deposition of the monarchy and the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, in 1936, when the Republic was overthrown by General Franco and his Nationalist movement.
Although Spain did not openly take sides in World War II, Franco lent his support to the Axis, as a result of which Spain suffered the disastrous effects of an international blockade after the war.
www.andalucia.com /history/home.htm   (743 words)

 History of Spain Summary
Spain 1890 At the founding of the Socialist (Second) International in Paris in July 1889, delegates passed a resolution to make 1 May a universal day of action for the eight-hour workday and approved a host of measures intended to improve working condit...
It is traditional (at least, since the 19th century) to start the history of modern Spain with the Visigoth kingdom.
Explores the history of Spain from the beginning of written history to the present day.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_Spain   (161 words)

Spain is a wonderful, unique, and fascinating destination, which has become increasingly popular as a vacation destination amongst visitors from all across Europe as well as from other parts of the world.
You can delve into the past and learn about the different historic periods of Spain, with a history that is fascinating, rich, varied, and often dark.
In addition to a rich history, Spain also boasts a wonderful, vibrant, and colorful culture, and you can immerse yourself in the local way of life and traditions through a variety of unique and exciting events and festivities that take place in cities all around the country over the course of the year.
www.alicante-spain.com /spain-tips/history.html   (643 words)

 Spain (12/06)
Spain's accession to the European Community--now European Union (EU)--in January 1986 required the country to open its economy to trade and investment, modernize its industrial base, improve infrastructure, and revise economic legislation to conform to EU guidelines.
Spain has been an effective example of transition from authoritarianism to democracy, as shown in the many trips that Spain's King and Prime Ministers have made to the region.
Spain and the United States have a long history of official relations and are closely associated in many fields.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2878.htm   (3691 words)

 Medieval History of Spain
Medieval Spain was a battlefield where Christians attempted to regain control from the Moors, who had invaded the country before the 8th century.
Medieval Jews in Spain who had found themselves to be victims of northern invaders were held in high esteem by many of the Moorish leaders.
The reconquest of Spain lasted nearly 800 years, and the story of these holys wars can be found in such medieval literary masterpieces such as El Cantar del Mio Cid (El Cid) and France's La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland).
www.medieval-life.net /medieval_history_spain.htm   (350 words)

 Spain - History
In the late fifteenth century, Spain acquired its current borders and was united under a personal union of crowns by Ferdinand of Aragon (Spanish, Aragon) and Isabella of Castile (Spanish, Castilla).
In the sixteenth century, Spain was the foremost European power, and it was deeply involved in European affairs from that period to the eighteenth century.
In the nineteenth century, Spain had a constitutional framework for parliamentary government, not unlike those of Britain and France, but it was unable to develop institutions capable of surviving the social, economic, and ideological stresses of Spanish society.
countrystudies.us /spain/2.htm   (584 words)

 Spain Travel Guide | Spain Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Southern Spain has long been a popular place, but tourists are increasingly turning to the fascinations of another Spain, far removed from the high-rise developments lining the Costa del Sol.
Spain was a dictatorship under General Franco until his death in 1975.
Modern Spain is a successful democracy with a lot of autonomy given to directly elected regional authorities, although the tension between the state and the separatist movement in the Basque region in the north remains a political problem.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/259/country_guide/Europe/Spain.html   (337 words)

 History of Spain's Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Spain's government has gone though many types of government that I have studied in my classes.
Spain' government today is stated as a hereditary, constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary form of government.
In 1873, Spain's first republic was assembled, though it only lasted for two years and ended after a military pronunciamiento in 1875.
www.urbana.k12.oh.us /Class01/Tabor/6/Carlos/carlos_government.htm   (200 words)

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