The Napoleonic Wars: A Watershed in Spanish History?

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dc.contributor.author Prados de la Escosura, Leandro
dc.contributor.author Santiago Caballero, Carlos
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-26T13:44:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-26T13:44:38Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-24
dc.identifier.issn 2341-2542
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/26737
dc.description.abstract The Napoleonic Wars had dramatic consequences for Spain's economy. The Peninsular War had higher demographic impact than any other military conflict, including civil wars, in the modern era. Farmers suffered confiscation of their crops and destruction of their main capital asset, livestock. The shrinking demand, the disruption of international and domestic trade, and the shortage of inputs hampered industry and services. The loss of the American colonies, a by-product of the French invasion, seriously harmed absolutism. In the long run, however, the Napoleonic Wars triggered the dismantling of Ancien Régime institutions and interest groups. Freed from their constraints, the country started a long and painful transition towards the liberal society. The Napoleonic Wars may be deemed, then, a watershed in Spanish history.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working papers in Economic History
dc.relation.ispartofseries 18-05
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Napoleonic Wars
dc.subject.other Peninsular War
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.subject.other Institutional Change
dc.subject.other Growth
dc.title The Napoleonic Wars: A Watershed in Spanish History?
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel E02
dc.subject.jel F54
dc.subject.jel N13
dc.subject.jel N43
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dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001613
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