Vizcaya on the eve of Carlism : politics and society, 1800-1833 /
Renato Barahona.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, c1989.
xvii, 328 p. : 1 ill. ; 25 cm. --
0874171229 (alk. paper) :
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Reno : University of Nevada Press, c1989.
0874171229 (alk. paper) :
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"This book was published with the support of the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. [305]-317.
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Appeared in Choice on 1990-10:
Historian Barahona examines the social, economic, and political context of the northern Spanish province of Vizcaya from the late 18th century to the outbreak of the first Carlist war in 1833. The first two chapters set the stage for the heart of this book, four chapters devoted to the "ominous decade," 1823-33. In them, Barahona analyzes the roots of class conflict, shows the significance of the region's legal privileges (fueros), examines Vizcaya's economic problems and conflicts with the central government, and traces the counterrevolutionaries' creation of an intrusive police force and a militia. Barahona assesses the militia's rebellion in the name of the pretender Don Carlos in October 1833 in defense of traditional government, authority, and the interests of the Church. Based heavily on extensive materials in Spanish and French archives and on published primary sources, this book should be read in conjunction with John F. Coverdale's The Basque Phase of Spain's First Carlist War (CH, Apr'85). A fine, carefully written regional study, Barahona's book belongs in every university library. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -M. A. Burkholder, University of Missouri--St. Louis
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