The period of Spanish history when the Bourbon absolute monarchy ruled the country, from the end of the War of Succession to the triumph of liberalism, has been responsible for an intense historiographic debate in Catalonia. Roberto Fernández, a Modern History professor in the University of Lleida, introduces a broad and documented review of the varied approaches to the topic published between the last years of the 18th century and our current times. The author takes into account the historical approach of Romanticism, the point of view of Catalan national historiography and the revisions of Jaume Vicens Vives and Pierre Vilar. The last chapters are devoted to opposing paradigms that currently divide historians and the ideological background that determines this confrontation.
Cataluña y el absolutismo borbónico. Historia y política
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