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Early Modern Spain


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1. King Ferdinand, Marriage Concessions (1469)
2. Ferdinand and Isabella, Letter on the Inquisition (1480)
3. Juan de Mariana, The Conquest of Granada (1601)
4. Surrender Treaty of the Kingdom of Granada (1491)
5. Ferdinand and Isabella, Decree of Expulsion of the Jews (1492)
6. The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1495)
7. Christopher Columbus, Letter on the New World (1493)
8. The Requirement (1513)
9. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, The Conquest of Mexico (1550s)
10. Demands of the Comuneros (1520)
11. Charles V, Statement on Luther (1521)
12. The Inquisition (1536-1567)
13. Juan Gines de Sepulveda, Just War in the Indies (ca. 1547)
14. Bartolome; de Las Casas, Thirty Propositions (1552)
15. Letter from Five Franciscans (1552)
16. Viceroy Luis de Velasco, Letter to King Charles (1553)
17. Saint Ignatius Loyola, Autobiography (1555)
18. Ysabel de Guevara, Hardships in the Rio de la Plata Region (1556)
19. Baltasar Porreno, Portrait of Philip II (1628)
20. Philip II, What to Learn Concerning Indian Tribute (1559)
21. The Struggle Against Protestantism (1559, 1566)
22. Saint Teresa of Avila, Autobiography (1561-1565)
23. Margaret of Parma, The Situation in the Low Countries (1566)
24. Letter from Four Indian Governors (1567)
25. Francisco Nunez Muley, A Morisco Plea (1567)
26. The Council of State, Events in Antwerp (1576)
27. Philip II, The Portuguese Succession (1579)
28. Luis de Leo, The Perfect Wife (1583)
29. Pedro de Rivadeneyra, Exhortation for the Soldiers (1588)
30. Pedro de Rivadeneyra, On the Causes of the Armada's Defeat (1588)
31. Martin Gonzalez de Cellorigo, The Restoration of the Republic (1600)
32. Magdalena de San Jeronimo, Vagabond Women (1608)
33. Francisco Bermuez de Pedraza, The Moriscos of Granada (1638)
34. Philip III, Decree of Expulsion of the Moriscos (1609)
35. The Archbishop of Seville, On the Expulsion of the Moriscos (1610)
36. The Count-Duke of Olivares, Instructions on Government (1624)
37. Consell de Cent, Catalan Grievances (1640)
38. Philip IV, Decree Pardoning the Catalan Rebels (1644)
39. Juan de Solorzano y Pereyra, Indian Policy (1648)
40. Francisco Pacheco, The Art of Painting (1649)
41. Pedro de Zamora Hurtado, The Situation in Seville (1652)
42. The Velaquez Investigation (1658-1659)
43. Treaty Between Spain and Portugal (1668)
44. The Marquis de Villars, Memoirs of the Court of Spain (1678-1682)
45. Alexander Stanhope, Spain Under Charles II (1696-1699)
46. Laws of the Habsburg Monarchy
47. Philip V, Decrees on Political Centralization (1707, 1716)
48. The Treaty of Utrecht (1713)
49. Benito Feijo, "In Defense of Women" (1737)
50. Benito Feijoo, Causes of Spain's Backwardness (1745)
51. Jose Campillo y Cossio, A New Economic Policy for America (1762)
52. Laws of the Bourbon Monarchy
53. The Count of Aranda, On the Independence of the Colonies (1783)
54. Josefa Amar, In Defense of the Talent of Women (1786)
55. Joseph Townsend, A Journey Through Spain in the Years 1786 and 1787
56. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, In Praise of Charles III (1788)
57. Pedro Rodriguez de Campomanes, On the Political Economy of Spain (1789)
58. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, "On Spectacles and Public Entertainments" (1790)
59. Jose Marchena, To the Spanish Nation (1792)
60. Charles IV, Declaration of War on France (1793)
61. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Letter on the French Revolution (1794)


About the Author

Jon Cowans is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the editor of the companion volume Modern Spain: A Documentary History, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.


"Immediately useful to anyone interested in Spanish history and culture."--Virginia Quarterly Review "It is difficult to think of a better way of introducing students to the rich diversity of Hispanic civilization in the Golden Age and Enlightenment than through the pages of this book."--History

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