History of Spain (In English)
Universidad de Granada
Area of Study
European Studies, History, Spanish Culture
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
In this subject our aim is to offer a general view of the History of Spain. We would study the most
important political, economical, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History. We would start
analysing Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula. We would continue with the
fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ?Reconquista?, the Catholic
Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. We
would learn as well about late Spanish modern history: we would study the Ancient Regime Crisis,
the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil
War, Francoism and, of course, the Transition to Democracy.
- Attendance to class: 40%
- Exam: 30%
- Participation in class: 30%
- BARTON, S., A History of Spain, Palgrave, 2004.
- CARR, R., Spain: a History, Oxford University Press, 2002, 334 pages.
- DOMÍNGUEZ ORTÍZ, A., España. Tres milenios de historia, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2001.
- KAMEN, H., A concise History of Spain, Charles Scribner?s Sons, 1973.
- WILLIAMS, Mark R., The Story of Spain, Golden Era Books, 2004, 344 pages.