The end of the 19th century in Spain: the Restoration and the crisis of 1898


This course covers the historical, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the end of the 19th century in Spain, focusing on the Spanish Constitution of 1876, the Canovist system, the wars in Cuba, the 1898 crisis, the role of Alfonso XII and the Bourbon dynasty, economic and social changes, cultural and intellectual movements, and the colonial policies of Spain.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Restoration period and the 1898 crisis in Spain, including the political, economic, and cultural developments, as well as the impact of colonial policies, and the enduring legacy of this period in modern Spain.

Course program

The Spanish Constitution of 1876
The Canovist system and the party rotation
The wars in Cuba and the military conflict against the United States
The 1898 crisis in Spain and its consequences
The role of Alfonso XII and the Bourbon dynasty in Spain
The economic and social changes during the Restoration
The cultural and intellectual movements of the late 19th century in Spain
The colonial policies of Spain in the late 19th century
The legacy of the Restoration and the 1898 crisis in modern Spain