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Fragile unity: the revolt of the Comuneros

Primary Sources
‘Demands of the Comuneros (1520)’, in Cowans, J., Early Modern Spain, A Documentary History (Philadelphia, 2003), 46-48.

Core readings
Henry Kamen, Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict (London, New York: Longman, 1991), ‘The Pacification of Spain’, pp. 19-32.
Haliczer, S., The Comuneros of Castile: The Forging of a Revolution, 1475-1521 (Wisonsin, 1981).
Key Questions
• Why did the Comuneros revolt?
• How isolated was this revolt?
• What were its implications for Spanish power in Europe and in the Spanish Empire?

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