Los franceses y la crisis de la Ilustración en España


  • Guillermo Pérez Sarrión Università di Zaragoza


Los franceses y la crisis de la Ilustración en España

Madrid, as the seat of the Court as well as of the wealthiest noblemen and clergy, became the biggest place for consumption and main financial market, attracting many migrants who set up communities of nacionales and powerful social and financial networks. This was the case of the French. From the decade of 1760 on, the Spanish reformist policy shifted to nationalism, splitting up from France but paradoxically searching for cash within the trade and financial French companies in Madrid, thas upsetting the Navarrese and Vasque financial groups. The French, provided cash and access to the European debt market at Amsterdam, partly taking in exchange important commercial privileges in America. The French Revolution triggered the expulsion of French people from Spain (1791-1813) through the control and subsequent send-off of residents, the bankruptcy of many French companies at Madrid and Amsterdam (1791-1794) and new “patriotic” local actions of expulsion during the War of Independence (1808-1814).

Biografia autore

  • Guillermo Pérez Sarrión, Università di Zaragoza

    Guillermo Pérez Sarrión insegna storia moderna all’Università di Zaragoza. Ha pubblicato numerosi articoli e vari libri sulla storia economica e sociale del XVIII secolo spagnolo. È stato visiting fellow al Fitzwilliam College dell’Università di Cambridge, e visiting professor presso le università Jaume I di Castellón e di Puerto Rico a Río Piedras-San Juan. Sta preparando un libro sul ruolo delle reti sociali e dello Stato nella formazione del mercato interno spagnolo nei secoli XVII e XVIII.



Come citare

“Los franceses y la crisis de la Ilustración en España”, Spagna contemporanea, no. 27, pp. 3–26, Jul. 2005, Accessed: Jun. 20, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://www.spagnacontemporanea.it/index.php/spacon/article/view/442