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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Writing Official History in Spain

Writing Official History in Spain

History and Politics, c.1474–1600

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(p.428) Chapter 21 Writing Official History in Spain
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Kira von Ostenfeld-Suske

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0022

This chapter examines how emerging Spanish power found expression in the writing of history. It considers the work of Spanish ‘official historians’ concerned with Spain and its monarchy, and looks at how ‘official’ history-writing adapted and evolved according to the changing needs of the Spanish Crown. These writings provide an important lens through which to survey both the place of early modern historiography in the construction of royal imagery, political ideology, and authority, but also the role of such concerns in the framing of the historiographical project.

Keywords:   Spanish historical writing, historiography, official historians, history-writing, Spanish monarchy

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