A Time of Triumph and Sorrow: Spanish Politics During the Reign of Alfonso XII, 1874-1885

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This first study in English of the reign of Alfonso XII and the creation of a quasi-parliamentary monarchy revises the previously held estimate of the leadership of the frail young king, removing him from the shadow of his minister, the pragmatic Antonio Canovas del Castillo, whom Spanish historians have credited with the accomplishments of the reign of Alfonso.Turning to the diplomatic reports of German, British, and American envoys, Beck, an established German historian, shows that Alfonso and Canovas worked together as a ...

A Time of Triumph and Sorrow: Spanish Politics During the Reign of Alfonso XII, 1874-1885 1979, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809309023

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