Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665

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<p>Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665</p>

<p>Alistair Malcolm - Oxford Historical Monographs</p>

<p>A wide ranging study of the court and government of the Spanish Monarchy during the mid-seventeenth century</p>

<p>Offers a readable account of the second half of Philip IV's reign, a subject that has received very little extensive treatment in any language</p>

<p>Uses the regime of don Luis Méndez de Haro as a case study, but also looks as the wider court and the interaction of personalities and politics</p>

<p>Presents debates current in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese scholarship for an Anglophone readership</p>

<p>Contributes to the debate on the general European crisis of the mid-seventeenth century</p>