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1808-1814, The Spanish war of Independence
Archivo Municipal de Tudela and Archivo Eclesiástico de Tudela: DOCUMENTACIÓN SOBRE GUERRA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA EN ARCHIVOS DE TUDELA (NAVARRA): 1808-1814. Very well organised and detailed iinformation on all the available collections of documents available in Tudela about the Spanish Independence War:
Archiespa. Indice de páginas web sobre archivos en España: Directory of Spanish Archives managed by the Universidad Carlos III (Madrid):
Arxius de Catalunya: Useful link to the National Archive of Cataluña and to local ones, which allows to browse contents related to the Spanish war of Independence.
Base de datos ISOC-CSIC: Databases on Human and Social Sciences coordinated by the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
Base de datos TESEO: Databases of PhD. thesis defended in Spain since 1976, coordinated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.
Centro de Información Documental de Archivos (CIDA): Database managed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, with special guides to different periods of Spanish History.
Biblioteca Nacional de España: Through the website of the Spanish National Library it is posible to consult its very complete Library Catalogue (Ariadana) and the Spanish Catalogue of Periodicals.
Fons d'Història Local: This is a bibliographical database on Catalonian local history efficiently managed by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, including bibliographical fiches with a description of all contents.
Internet invisible: This websites gives access to 2000 free Spanish Databases. The section "Ciencias sociales y Humanidades" is especially interesting for the topic of the Spanish war of Independence, including 20 different databases.
ISBN: This site managed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture focuses on information about books published in Spain since 1972, offering a complete bibliographical search of each book.
Tesis doctorales: This website is a section on the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia) Library website. It includes links to databases including doctoral thesis from different countries, giving access either to their full text version or to their abstract and index.
Seneca/ UAB: Comprehensive bibliographic lists on the Spanish war of Independence compressing the following types of primary and secondary sources: Primary sources, Databases and Bibliographical Compilations; General Works; Regional Monographies and Spacific Works on Cataluña:
Hispania Nova: Bibliography on the Spanish war of Independence elaborated by Javier Maestro and Juan Catalan at the Universidad de Navarra.
Libreria Marcial Pons: List of books on the topic of the Spanish war of Independence edited by the Spanich publishing house Marcial Pons.
Libros Reyes: List of books specialised in the military history of the Spanish war of Independence.
Los Arapiles. The newest academic books on the Spanish War of Independence:
Comisión del Bicentanario de la Guerra de Independencia (1808-2008): The Spanish Ministry of Defence presents an introduction to the commemorative activities for the Bicentanary of the Spanish War of Independence (foro internacional sobre la guerra de la Independencia (1808-1814), etc.):http://www.bicentenario.es/papeles/papeles.html
Gran Enciclopedia Aragonesa: Brief Account of the Spanish Independence War. http://www.enciclopedia-aragonesa.com/voz.asp?voz_id=6625
Cuadernos de Campoo: Account and references for the study of the Campoo region during the Spanish War of Independence.
1808-1814.org: Very complete academic website including information and documents on the following aspects of the Spanish war of Independence: Dates and chronologies, acdemic articles, uniforms, poetry and music, biographies, condecorations, questions and answers, battles, monuments, rare documents and papers, aneqdotes, collectionism, collaborations, bibliography and links.
Rebelión Digital: Website with direct access to full text documents on the Spanish war of Independence.
Papers and rare books on the Spanich War of Independence:
PortalFuenterebollo: Historical synthesis of the main facts and figures of the Independence War. Specially indicated as introductory didactic material.
Base Documental d' Història Contemporànea de Catalunya (1800-1999)_ La Guerra del Francès (1808-1814):
Demography and the Spanish War of Independence. Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona:
The Demographic Impact of the War of Independence. Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona:
The Military and the Civil Population in the Spanish War of Independence. Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona:
Introduction to the Graduate Study and Teaching of the Spanish War of Independence. Suggestions for didactic units. Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona:
The Avalon Project: Treaty of San Ildefonso : October 1, 1800. Preliminary and Secret Treaty between the French Republic and His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain, Concerning the Aggrandizement of His Royal Highness the Infant Duke of Parma in Italy and the Retrocession of Louisiana.
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: Academic website with full access to digitalised works on the Spanish war of Independence. These are some relevant examples useful for scholars and researchers:
Biblioteca Cervantes Virtual, la Constitucion de Cadiz:
CadizNet, la provincia de Cadiz en Internet: This academic website centered around the history of the Spanish province of Cadiz provides information and documents on the Cortes de Cadiz.
Elecciones parlamentarias 1808-1876: This website elaborated by José Ramón Urquijo offers information about the electoral processes and the functioning of the Spanish Cortes in different legislative periods:
Gallica: Section of the French National Library website which gives access to the following works related to the Spanish war of Independence. Once in the catalogue (option “recherche”), it is necessary to give the reference of these works:
Guerra del Frances. Base documental d'Història Contemporània de Catalunya: Documents in Catalan and on Catalonia regarding the Spanish war of Independence in thsi region.
Historia Constitucional: Website managed by the Universidad de Oviedo with full access to the articles of their constitutional review. Between the numerous articles related to the Cortes de Cadiz, these are worth noting.
Napoleon.org: Website in English and Spanish with interesting articles related to the Spanish war of Independence. The following articles are of special interest.
Ministerios españoles . Reinado de Fernando VII: Website managed by the Diccionario Biográfico de los ministros españoles en la edad contemporánea, in which one can find the complete information about the composition of the different Spanish ministries between 1808 and 1833.
Napoleon Series: Website related to the diplomatic and military history of the Napoleonic era.
The following materials can be useful when looking for information on the Spanish war of Independence.
Napoleonic Literature: Website which includes interesting digitalised works related to the
Spanish war of Independence. The following articles are very relevant to this topic.
The Regency Collection: Website with interesting information about the Spanish war of Independence. The following sections are of special relevance.
War Times Journal: Website on military history with full access documents and testimonies related to the Spanish war of Independence.
Trafalgar: Website centered around the battle of Trafalgar (1805), created by Miguel Angel García. It includes numerous information about this crucial battle as well as testimonies, biographies, bibliography and useful links.
BNE: Description of Goya’s Desastres de la Guerra elaborated by the Spanish National Library
Almendron: Full access to the images and descriptions of Goya’s Desastres de la Guerra.
Universidad de Zaragoza: Full access to the images and descriptions of Goya’s Desastres de la Guerra, both in Spanish and English.
Solano Rodríguez, Remedios, La Influencia de la guerra de Independencia en Prusia a través de la Prensa y la Propaganda: La Forjadura de una Imagen sobre España (1808-1815). Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes:http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/FichaObra.html?Ref=2476
Sánchez Fernandez, Jorge, Valladolid durante la Guerra de Independencia Española. Universidad de Valladolid, Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes:http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/FichaObra.html?Ref=8805&portal=33
J. Clayburn La Force, The Supply of Muskets and Spain's War of Independence,The Business History Review, Vol. 43, No. 4. (Winter, 1969), pp. 523-544: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0007-6805%28196924%2943%3A4%3C523%3ATSOMAS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-G
John Rydjord,British Mediation between Spain and Her Colonies: 1811-1813, The Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 21, No. 1. (Feb., 1941), pp. 29-50. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0018-2168%28194102%2921%3A1%3C29%3ABMBSAH%3E2.0.CO%3B2-V
Don W. Alexander,French Military Problems in Counterinsurgent Warfare in North-eastern Spain, 1808-1813, Military Affairs, Vol. 40, No. 3. (Oct., 1976), pp. 117-122. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0026-3931%28197610%2940%3A3%3C117%3AFMPICW%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3
Patriottismo y Desercion durante la Guerra de Independencia en Cataluña Revista Portuguesa de História, tomo XXIII (1988), pp. 271-300 http://seneca.uab.es/historia/coimbra1.htm
Un proyecto político para Alemania: Heinrich von Kleist y la Guerra de la Independencia española, Remedios Espéculo (Revista Digital de Estudios Literarios), n. 17 (2001) http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero17/kleist.html
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The Spanish History Index is made of different pages which are always under construction. You will find Virtual Resources produced in Spain together with world-wide Resources if they are dealing with the history of Spain.
From May 2007, The Spanish Contemporary History Index is maintained at the EUI in Florence by Cristina Blanco Sio-López [Crisitina.Blanco.Sio-Lopez [at] eui.eu].
Last updated: October 9, 2007