Not-so-absolutist Spain

Mauricio Drelichman reviews Regina Grafe’s new book here.

5 replies on “Not-so-absolutist Spain”

Very interesting.

Market fragmentation broadly similar in character to what is described in the review can be observed even in the France of much of the period. Perhaps it was much less severe, but a comparison between France and Spain based on historical data might illuminate this.

Kevin, I can recommend the TV documentary series ‘Civilisation’ presented by archaeologist Richard Miles. Deals with a much earlier period in Mediterranean history, but looks a lot in trade patterns, movements of goods etc. BOH.

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