The Spanish Mosaic
Las Dos  Españas <ul><li>Tension fuels the fire of creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict defines Spanish History: </li></u...
 
Spain as Castilla <ul><li>Defined itself:  </li></ul><ul><li>vis a vis Kingdoms of Leon and Navarra  </li></ul><ul><li>Its...
 
Hapsburg Rule- 1506-1700 <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Religious fanaticism </li></ul><ul><li>Absolutist </li...
 
Spain XIXth Century <ul><li>Social Structure: </li></ul><ul><li>New middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Working Class...
 
Defining Contemporary Events <ul><li>Revolution of 1868 </li></ul><ul><li>1898 Loss of Empire  </li></ul><ul><li>1931 Seco...
<ul><li>Historical National Identity </li></ul><ul><li>National Regeneration  </li></ul><ul><li>Modernization through nati...
Spain´s Modus Operandi <ul><li>Political nationalism: </li></ul><ul><li>Functional and pragmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty...
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The Spanish Mosaic

  1. 1. The Spanish Mosaic
  2. 2. Las Dos Españas <ul><li>Tension fuels the fire of creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict defines Spanish History: </li></ul><ul><li>Old vs New </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition vs. Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative vs. Liberal </li></ul><ul><li>Spain vs Anti-Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Modern vs Post-Modern </li></ul>
  3. 4. Spain as Castilla <ul><li>Defined itself: </li></ul><ul><li>vis a vis Kingdoms of Leon and Navarra </li></ul><ul><li>Its conflict with the southern enemy-Moors </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Age of culture for Four centuries </li></ul><ul><li>Quixotism- Romantic/Tragic sense of Life </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be” </li></ul><ul><li>Don Quixote </li></ul><ul><li>“ Castilla a hecho España y Castilla la ha decho” </li></ul><ul><li>Ortega y Gasset </li></ul>
  4. 6. Hapsburg Rule- 1506-1700 <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Religious fanaticism </li></ul><ul><li>Absolutist </li></ul><ul><li>Rejects old institutions: Cortes, Fueros, and Municipal councils </li></ul><ul><li>Imperialism & Expansionism </li></ul><ul><li>Effects: </li></ul><ul><li>Depopulation, Poverty, Idleness, & Bankruptcy </li></ul>
  5. 8. Spain XIXth Century <ul><li>Social Structure: </li></ul><ul><li>New middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Working Class </li></ul><ul><li>Political Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Ineffective Administration </li></ul><ul><li>75% illiterate </li></ul>
  6. 10. Defining Contemporary Events <ul><li>Revolution of 1868 </li></ul><ul><li>1898 Loss of Empire </li></ul><ul><li>1931 Second Republic </li></ul><ul><li>1936 Spanish Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>1975 Death of Franco – Democratic Transition </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Historical National Identity </li></ul><ul><li>National Regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Modernization through national unity </li></ul><ul><li>National ideological movements seeking: Autonomy, Unity, Identity in Historic Regions. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture as a form of struggle </li></ul>Problem of Spain
  8. 12. Spain´s Modus Operandi <ul><li>Political nationalism: </li></ul><ul><li>Functional and pragmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty towards nation </li></ul><ul><li>Monarchy as Centralizing force </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Nationalism </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional and Ideological </li></ul><ul><li>Mythical Drive </li></ul>

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