Spain Essay Examples

The Spanish Republic and the civil war 1931-1939

Tragically in 1939, after three years of bitter civil war and with the loss of around 750,000 Spanish lives, Spain fell to the rule of a Fascist dictatorship that was to last for almost four decades. The Spanish tragedy has been told and analysed by countless historians, and of these works Gabriel Jackson’s The Spanish… View Article

1960’s UK Holiday increase

The 1960s saw leisure travel turn in mass tourism due to the number of holiday’s increasing, particularly foreign holidays. There are numerous reasons why the number of holidays abroad increased from 4 million to 7 million between 1961 and 1971. I will explore how money, technology, leisure time and the growth of the tourist industry… View Article

Studying abroad

Being a constituent of the academe, it is really a must for me to pursue more for the sake of advancing and developing my knowledge and abilities. For a very long time, I have always held this philosophy: knowledge must not be confined in the corners of a room. This statement always pushes me to… View Article

Philip II Of Spain

King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) has cast a lengthy shadow over Spanish and European history for centuries. Though this might seem fitting, given that he was the first man to rule a truly global empire on which the sun never set, it is not entirely appropriate, for Philip’s enduring fame stems not so much… View Article

Spanish Golden Age

The Spanish Golden Age:In the context 1474 to 1598, to what extent did Ferdinand and Isabella lay the foundations for a Spanish Golden Age? By the end of the 16th century Spain had within the space of 100 year risen to become the greatest power in Europe and as quickly and dramatically as it had… View Article

Cantar de mio Cid (Song of the Cid)

This anonymous poem Cantar de mio Cid is the great epic of medieval Spain. It’s one of the oldest Spanish historical documents in existence, and the only one that have survived almost completely intact. Only one copy of the Cid manuscript exists. Historians believe that this manuscript is a copy of the 1207 version, which… View Article

Christopher Columbus Case

Christopher Columbus is one of the most well-known explorers in history. Christopher Columbus had many voyages that he had done throughout the years. There was several letters that he had written, one regarding his first voyage was to Luis de Santangel that explained what he had found, and the way he felt during his voyage…. View Article

Spain and New World

In 1490 there was no such country as spain, yet within a century it had become the most powerful nation in europe and within another century had sunk to the status of a third rate power. Describe and analyze the major social economic and political reasons for spains rise and fall. Throughout history, as we… View Article

El Cid

Born and educated as a nobleman in the Royal Court of the Castile, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar became a famous military leader and diplomat. He was King Alfonso VI’s greatest general in the war against the Moors and is widely considered to be a National Hero of Spain. Known as El Cid Campeador (or El… View Article

CCOT of Political Latin America

Many historical events were happening in the 16th century to middle 19th. For example, Portugal began settling in Sao Tome, the Peasants’ War in Germany started, and Michelangelo started his one of his most well known sculptures, “David”. However, in an entirely different part of the world, things were happening in equal importance to human… View Article

Relations Between Spain and Indigenous People

Spanish colonization started in 1492 when Cristoforo Colombo, Christopher Columbus, arrived in the West Indies . 1 Even though Columbus was on route to find a easier, quicker route to India, he stumbled upon an unknown land full of exotic new people, plants, and animals. Columbus was the first Spanish American to come to America,… View Article

Summary of the Indolence of Filipinos

In this essay of Rizal, he observed the behaviors of the Filipinos past and present in his time. He said that the indolence is the effect of the backwardness and troubles of experienced by the country. In the start of his essay he said that the hot climate is a reasonable predisposition for indolence. By… View Article

Filipino People and Baler

Celso Ressurecion – half-indio and half-spanish youth from Pampanga Feliza Reyes – daughter of a Filipino insurgent general Nanding Reyes – Feliza’s father and head of the nationalist rebel group in Baler Azon Reyes – Feliza’s mother Gabriel Reyes – Feliza’s younger brother 2nd Lt. Saturnino Martin Cerezo Capt. Enrique Fossi de las Morenas –… View Article

Filipino People and Spaniards

1. Besides the commercial and religious goals of Spain in colonizing the Philippines, give two other reasons (political and legal) why Spain claimed the country as its possession or the property of the King of Spain. * They also claim the country because of their Spirit of Discovery to our country, improvements of their technologies… View Article

Columbus and Cortes

In the 16th century Spaniards Herman Cortes and Christopher Columbus set out on endeavoring journeys in search of new worlds. Christopher Columbus encountered, in the Caribbean islands, a group of extremely simplistic Native Americans. Herman Cortes however encountered a much more advanced Native American group in Meso America; we formally know this area to be… View Article