Spanish History

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Welcome / Bienvenido (under construction)[edit | edit source]

Welcome to the Spanish History topic page, where slowly but surely a whole suite of courses will be developed which will take you through the history of this Southern European country. The first course to debut will be "Spanish History - a rough guide", which will be followed by more developed courses on "20th Century Spain" and "The Spanish Second Republic".

Spanish History - A Rough Guide[edit | edit source]

"Spain is different". In just three words one can start to unpack the multifaceted history of a country that encompasses huge deserts, snowcapped mountains, bustling towns and a persevering linguistic diversity. You may know a lot about Spain, you may know nothing, but below you will find a short introduction to Spain and its history, in Spanish: España, from the pre-romanic period to the present day.

Pre-Roman[edit | edit source]

Roman occupation: The Iberian peninsula[edit | edit source]

The Germanic occupation[edit | edit source]

The Moors' "Al Andalus"[edit | edit source]

The "Reconquista"[edit | edit source]

The Spanish empire[edit | edit source]

Decline & decay of the empire[edit | edit source]

The French invasion & the Independence[edit | edit source]

Monarchs & Republics[edit | edit source]

Civil War & Franco's Dictatorship[edit | edit source]

Modern "democracy"[edit | edit source]

The Global Crisis[edit | edit source]