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The Development of Modern Spain

An Economic History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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$86.00 • £68.95 • €77.50

ISBN 9780674000940

Publication Date: 07/31/2000


544 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

50 line illustrations, 3 maps, 69 tables

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In its broad scope and depth of analysis, it supersedes all other English language works on the subject…the deftness with which he ties economic events to the political frameworks within which they occur; his analysis of the disastrous effects of the autarchical policies of the 1940s is especially outstanding… Tortella combines the strengths of historian and economist in an unusually fruitful way.—Edward Malefakis, History

Gabriel Tortella is the dean of modern economic history in Spain. The Development of Modern Spain represents the culmination of twenty years work by Tortella. The book is rigorously analytical and quantitative, but like all of Tortella’s work it is eminently acessible to the non-economist. It is beautifully written. The book is full of new evidence and insight. Tortella’s book captures an entire field of historical research and without doubt will become the standard against which all work in Spanish economic history will be judged for many, many years to come.—John H. Coatsworth, Harvard University

The most authoritative work of its kind, by an author who knows the subject and the literature thoroughly. The Development of Modern Spain will be something of a classic for American historians, including students preparing for general examinations.—David Landes, Harvard University

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