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The House of Trade was set up in Seville on January 20th, 1503, granting the city the exclusive right to trade with the New World.

Volume: 53 Issue: 1 2003

Roger Boase looks at a Spanish example of religious and ethnic cleansing.

Volume: 52 Issue: 4 2002

Simon Lemieux examines the hard facts about the Inquisition and counters the common caricature.

Issue: 44 2002

David McKinnon-Bell assesses the degree to which Philip II's policies were motivated by religious zeal.

Issue: 40 2001

Ivan Roots examines the latest research on Philip II of Spain.

Issue: 34 1999

John Sullivan charts the fortunes of the radical Basque nationalist movement in its attempts to gain independence from Spain.

Volume: 49 Issue: 4 1999

Michael A. Mullett reveals that Loyola underwent several forms of education himself before setting the Jesuits on their educational mission.

Issue: 35 1999

It is often said that the 'ifs of history' are fascinating but fruitless. Here, Rob Stradling shows that a counter-factual consideration of what might have happened allows us new insights into the significance of what did happen.

Issue: 33 1999

In assessing the achievements of the Catholic Monarchs, Geoffrey Woodward has to distinguish between propagandist myth and historical reality in order to reach a verdict.

Issue: 32 1998

When in 1681 pirate Bartholomew Sharpe captured a Spanish ship and with it a detailed description of the west coast of the Americas, he gave English cartographers a field day and won himself an unexpected acquittal. James Kelly explains.

Volume: 48 Issue: 7 1998
Laura Rodriguez finds that, in spite of the devastating outcome for Spain of the Cuban conflict of 1898, there were some positive consequences.
Volume: 48 Issue: 12 1998

The son of a fisherman's revolt against Spanish taxes on fruit in Naples, on July 7th, 1647, was part of a wider challenge to Spanish overlordship throughout the Habsburg domains.

Volume: 47 Issue: 7 1997

Fernando Gonzales de Leon discusses why young aristocrats were less than keen to fight for his Most Catholic Majesty.

Volume: 46 Issue: 7 1996

Charles C. Noel illustrates how the remodelling of the Spanish capital reflected the new philosophical and cultural concerns of her rulers in the 'Age of Reason'. 

Volume: 45 Issue: 10 1995

William Makin investigates an evil organisation, accomplice of a bigoted, racist and corrupt monarchy.

Issue: 27 1995

Fernando Cervantes explores the conversion process from polytheistic human sacrifice to devotion to the Mother Church.

Volume: 44 Issue: 4 1994

Did Andres Aranda Ortiz die for his crimes or his anarchist beliefs in a Barcelona prison just before Christmas 1934? Chris Ealham considers an episode that lays bare the social and political tensions of a Spain on the eve of civil war.

Volume: 43 Issue: 10 1993

Robert Stradling presents an intriguing new interpretation as to who the legendary Lothario actually was, and lifts the lid on questions of conspiracy and sexual identity in 17th-century Spain.

Volume: 43 Issue: 5 1993

John Edwards finds the roots of Spanish actions in America in the crusade mentality that won back the Iberian peninsula for Christendom in the Middle Ages.

Volume: 42 Issue: 5 1992

Paul K. Martin with an eyewitness account of Barcelona's rival Olympics of 1936.

Volume: 42 Issue: 8 1992

Akbar Ahmed looks at the legacy of a Moorish past for the present Spain.

Volume: 41 Issue: 10 1991

Hearts of oak - but those of the Don, not John Bull. John Harbron argues for a revaluation of the expertise, both of men and materiel, which made Spain a formidable naval foe on the eve of Trafalgar.

Volume: 40 Issue: 8 1990

400 years ago this May, Spain's great Armada set sail, bent on the invasion and conquest of Elizabethan England. Simon Adams re-examines the strategic considerations that underpinned the actions of both England and Spain before and after the Armada.

Volume: 38 Issue: 5 1988

The last 150 years have seen a chequered but eventually triumphant reintegration of Jews into a society whose heritage they helped to mould, says C.C. Aronsfeld

Volume: 37 Issue: 6 1987

A myth for all seasons - the treatment through the centuries of Spain's medieval hero as a blend of Robin Hood and King Arthur provides revealing insights into the political needs of both his contemporary and more recent biographers.

Volume: 37 Issue: 9 1987

Paul Preston and Helen Graham discuss the tension developing in the Europe of the 30s as the Left attempted to unite against the growth of Fascism and the bloody timetable of political collapse, uprisings and mutiny that transformed a half-successful coup d'etat into a protracted civil war.

Volume: 36 Issue: 7 1986

Paul Preston follows the unsettled road leading to the clash between the Republicans and Nationalists.

Volume: 36 Issue: 7 1986

Helen Graham on the political coalitions in Spain in the 1930s and their role in blocking Fascism.

Volume: 36 Issue: 7 1986

Franco's traditional image has been as a canny neutral in the struggle between the Allied and Axis powers. But in 1940 his aspirations for an African empire drew him to within an ace of war with Britain.

Volume: 35 Issue: 11 1985

Duncan Shaw looks at how the entry of Spain into the EEC in 1985 furthered its process of integration into the European community. During the Franco years, the ostracised regime used football to initiate this gradual road towards acceptance. The Catalans and the Basques, however, used football as a means of popular protest.

Volume: 35 Issue: 8 1985

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