Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire 1759-1808

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/15/2011
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in Spain and its American empire in the second half of the Eighteenth century. It examines the intellectual foundation of commercial, administrative and colonial policy during the tumultuous reigns of Charles III and Charles IV.

Author Biography

GABRIEL PAQUETTE is Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK. He has previously published articles in European History Quarterly, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, and Clio.

Table of Contents

The Intellectual Impact of International Rivalry
Felicidad Pública, Regalism and the Bourbon Ideology of Governance
Imperial Governance and Reform: Ideas and Proyectos
Colonial Elites and Imperial Governance
Conclusion: Enlightenment, Governance and Reform in the Spanish Atlantic World: A Reconsideration

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