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Welcome / Bienvenido (under construction) edit

Welcome to the Spanish History topic page, where slowly but surely a whole suite of courses will be developed which will take you through the history of this Southern European country. The first course to debut will be "Spanish History - a rough guide", which will be followed by more developed courses on "20th Century Spain" and "The Spanish Second Republic".

Spanish History - A Rough Guide edit

"Spain is different". In just three words one can start to unpack the multifaceted history of a country that encompasses huge deserts, snowcapped mountains, bustling towns and a persevering linguistic diversity. You may know a lot about Spain, you may know nothing, but below you will find a short introduction to Spain and its history, in Spanish: España, from the pre-romanic period to the present day.

Pre-Roman edit

Roman occupation: The Iberian peninsula edit

The Germanic occupation edit

The Moors' "Al Andalus" edit

The "Reconquista" edit

The Spanish empire edit

Decline & decay of the empire edit

The French invasion & the Independence edit

Monarchs & Republics edit

Civil War & Franco's Dictatorship edit

Modern "democracy" edit

The Global Crisis edit