Summary - TST 37

TRANSPORTES, SERVICIOS Y TELECOMUNICACIONES


TST 37

Jesús MIRÁS ARAUJO

Burst of the Ancient Regime, State articulation, and capitalist development in the urbanization of Spain (1833-1936)


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Key Words: urbanization, urban history, Spain, nineteenth century.


[ Abstract ]

The aim is to examine the urbanization process of Spain in the long run, and how the historiography has interpreted this topic lately. As opposed to traditional arguments of Spanish failure, recent studies support less categorical characterizations. From the first third of the nineteenth century the factors that shaped the next half century of development of the country took off. The collapse of the Ancient Regime, the beginnings of capitalism, the new territorial organization, the urban facilities… demonstrate a dynamism that is negligible.