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Philip’s Empire

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides a brief history of Castilian ascendancy from the late Middle Ages through the end of Philip II's reign. After the marriage of Prince Ferdinand of Aragon and Princess Isabella of ... More


Spanish Politics and Government

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter seeks to show that defence and foreign policy issues mattered to ‘public opinion’, and that they impacted upon the domestic political tensions – associated above all with the ambitions ... More


The Sustainable Debts of Philip II

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter addresses the sustainability of debt. A systematic analysis based on the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) methodology to evaluate fiscal sustainability shows that Castile was able to ... More


Tax, Empire, and the Logic of Spanish Decline

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the impact of debt leveraging on the long-run development of Castile. Compared to the other great European powers after 1500, Spain's fiscal policy showed no signs of imperial ... More


Financial Folly and Spain’s Black Legend

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This epilogue argues that Castile was solvent throughout Philip II's reign. A complex web of contractual obligations designed to ensure repayment governed the relationship between the king and his ... More


Three Territorial State Experiences

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines public credit and political representation in three European territorial states: France, Castile, and Holland. It tackles the following question: If having a representative ... More


Of the unfortunate event and shipwreck (which some have attributed to a lack of prudence) of a pilot named Juan Bermúdez, who departed the port of this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola bound for Castile in the year 1538 and returned from the Azores the following year, 1539, without making Spain.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In 1538, Fernando Gorjón sent to Castile a ship he owned with a cargo of crates of sugar, cowhides, and cassia. The ship sailed with good weather from the port of Santo Domingo and, following the ... More


Centre and Periphery in the Spanish Monarchy

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between Castile and the non-Castilian territories (Aragon, Valencia, Catalonia), and that between the Spanish and non-Spanish territories of the Monarchy, with ... More


The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Alan Ryder

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the fate that overtook the principality of Catalonia in the 15th century, reducing it from dominance within the state of Aragon to a marginal role in the Iberian power created by ... More


Catalonia at Bay: Enter Castile

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the struggle for an independent Catalonia. Having rejected all compromise with its erstwhile monarch, Catalonia struggled with the question of how to seek its salvation. A ... More


Diplomacy, or War by Other Means

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter details Enrique's acceptance of the Catalans as his subjects. He received their oath of fealty through his representatives on November 13, 1462 in the cathedral of Barcelona. Juan ... More


The Portuguese Saviour

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Catalan's Portuguese saviour, Pedro. In late November 1462, Pedro arrived in Barcelona, a Portuguese lawyer bearing a message from Dom Pedro, constable of Portugal. His ... More


The Castilian Marriage

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the king of Aragon's interest in Castile, not only as an immediate source of salvation, but as the kingdom where lay his dynastic roots and ambition. With mastery over it, ... More


‘A Widowed Land’

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the growing resentment in Catalonia towards the ruling Trastámar dynasty. The tone of Alfonso's relations with the Catalans was set in his first encounter with their Corts at ... More


The López-Villarreal Family: Three Convicted Judaizers (1516–1521)

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter examines in detail the trial and witnesses' testimonies of one family accused of Judaizing. To develop patterns of behavior and analyze particular tendencies, excerpts from Inquisition ... More


Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples, and Sicily 1396-1458

Alan Ryder

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219545
eISBN:
9780191678356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219545.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a biography of one of the most brilliant 15th century monarchs, Alfonso V of Aragon, who won from his contemporaries the title ‘the Magnanimous’. The book follows him from childhood in the ... More


History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Peter Linehan

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a study of medieval Spain and its historians, from the chroniclers of the middle ages to the revisionists of the post-Franco era. The history of medieval Spain has long been perceived as a ... More


Religion, Culture, and Ideology on the Late Medieval Castilian–Granadan Frontier

Angus Mackay

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter deals with frontier institutions and the peace-keeping mechanisms of the late medieval frontier between Christian Castile and Muslim Granada but concentrates on their religion, culture, ... More


Frontier and Settlement in the Kingdom of Castile (1085–1350)

Manuel GonzÁlez Jiménez

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the history of the medieval Iberian kingdoms, the frontier played a primordial role: there were internal political, religious, and cultural frontiers, but there were also important ‘external’ ... More


Institutions on the Castilian-Granadan Frontier 1369–1482

José Enrique López De Coca Castañer

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter assesses the relationship between the Crown of Castile and the Nasrid kingdom of Granada from 1369 to 1482 by focusing attention on frontier institutions. The frontier between both ... More


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