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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : History

Undergraduate Course: Restoration Spain, 1875-1923 (HIST10302)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course examines the main themes of Spanish history from 1875 to 1923. Placing Spain in the wider European context, it will consider the consequences of rapid but uneven socio-economic modernisation on Spanish politics.
Course description This course will introduce students to Spanish history from the restoration of the monarchy in 1875 to the establishment of the Primo de Rivera military dictatorship in September 1923. These years of liberal constitutional government, dominated by the 'Disaster' of 1898, when Spain lost the remnants of her Empire, has traditionally been depicted as a largely stagnant period of Spanish history. However, this course will emphasise the rapid -if extremely uneven- process of modernisation and examine its socio-economic, as well as political, consequences.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Administrator to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503780).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, by way of coursework, command of the body of knowledge considered in the course;
  2. demonstrate, by way of coursework, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
  3. demonstrate, by way of coursework, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
  4. demonstrate, by way of coursework, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
  5. demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers
Reading List
1. C Boyd Historia Patria: Politics, History, and National identity in Spain, 1875-1975 (1997)
2. G Brenan The Spanish Labyrinth (1943)
3. R Carr Spain 1808-1975 (1982)
4. C Esdaile Spain in the Liberal Age: from Constitution to Civil War, 1808-1939 (2000)
5. J Moreno-Luzón Modernizing the nation: Spain during the reign of Alfonso XIII, 1902-1931 (2012)
6. F J Romero Salvadó & A Smith (eds) The Agony of Spanish Liberalism. From Revolution to Dictatorship 1913-23 (2010)
7. A Shubert A Social History of Modern Spain (1990)
8. M Vincent Spain, 1833-2002: People and State (2007)
9. S G Payne Politics and the Military in Modern Spain (1967)
10. S Balfour The End of the Spanish Empire 1898-1923 (1997)
11. C Ehrlich 'The Lliga Regionalista and the Catalan Industrial Bourgeoisie' in Journal of Contemporary History (Jul 1998)
12. J Alvarez-Junco The Emergence of Mass politics in Spain: Populist Demagoguery and Republican culture, 1890-1910 (2002)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsRestoration Spain
Course organiserDr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
Course secretaryMiss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783
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