Spain Essay Topics

Cantar de mio Cid (Song of the Cid)

This anonymous poem Cantar de mio Cid is the great epic of medieval Spain. It’s one of the oldest Spanish historical documents in existence, and the only one that have survived almost completely intact. Only one copy of the Cid manuscript exists. Historians believe that this manuscript is a copy of the 1207 version, which… View Article

Christopher Columbus Case

Christopher Columbus is one of the most well-known explorers in history. Christopher Columbus had many voyages that he had done throughout the years. There was several letters that he had written, one regarding his first voyage was to Luis de Santangel that explained what he had found, and the way he felt during his voyage…. View Article

Spain and New World

In 1490 there was no such country as spain, yet within a century it had become the most powerful nation in europe and within another century had sunk to the status of a third rate power. Describe and analyze the major social economic and political reasons for spains rise and fall. Throughout history, as we… View Article

El Cid

Born and educated as a nobleman in the Royal Court of the Castile, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar became a famous military leader and diplomat. He was King Alfonso VI’s greatest general in the war against the Moors and is widely considered to be a National Hero of Spain. Known as El Cid Campeador (or El… View Article

CCOT of Political Latin America

Many historical events were happening in the 16th century to middle 19th. For example, Portugal began settling in Sao Tome, the Peasants’ War in Germany started, and Michelangelo started his one of his most well known sculptures, “David”. However, in an entirely different part of the world, things were happening in equal importance to human… View Article

Relations Between Spain and Indigenous People

Spanish colonization started in 1492 when Cristoforo Colombo, Christopher Columbus, arrived in the West Indies . 1 Even though Columbus was on route to find a easier, quicker route to India, he stumbled upon an unknown land full of exotic new people, plants, and animals. Columbus was the first Spanish American to come to America,… View Article

Summary of the Indolence of Filipinos

In this essay of Rizal, he observed the behaviors of the Filipinos past and present in his time. He said that the indolence is the effect of the backwardness and troubles of experienced by the country. In the start of his essay he said that the hot climate is a reasonable predisposition for indolence. By… View Article

Filipino People and Baler

Celso Ressurecion – half-indio and half-spanish youth from Pampanga Feliza Reyes – daughter of a Filipino insurgent general Nanding Reyes – Feliza’s father and head of the nationalist rebel group in Baler Azon Reyes – Feliza’s mother Gabriel Reyes – Feliza’s younger brother 2nd Lt. Saturnino Martin Cerezo Capt. Enrique Fossi de las Morenas –… View Article

Filipino People and Spaniards

1. Besides the commercial and religious goals of Spain in colonizing the Philippines, give two other reasons (political and legal) why Spain claimed the country as its possession or the property of the King of Spain. * They also claim the country because of their Spirit of Discovery to our country, improvements of their technologies… View Article

Columbus and Cortes

In the 16th century Spaniards Herman Cortes and Christopher Columbus set out on endeavoring journeys in search of new worlds. Christopher Columbus encountered, in the Caribbean islands, a group of extremely simplistic Native Americans. Herman Cortes however encountered a much more advanced Native American group in Meso America; we formally know this area to be… View Article

Biography of Blas de Lezo

Blas de Lezo was a Spanish admiral and one of the greatest strategists and commanders in the history of the Spanish Navy. He also knew as “Patapalo” (Pepleg), and later as “Mediohombre” (half-man) for the many wounds suffered in his long military life. He is best known for leading the defense of Cartagena in 1741…. View Article

The Franco Regime in Spain

One of Spain’s greatest leaders is none other than Francisco Franco, the person who led the destruction and defeat of the Republican regime. He is an undisputed leader and dictator during his time, and was known to have established the “Spanish State,” the new term that defines the difference between his rule from that of… View Article

Nostalgia for Mysticism

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of the town of Macondo, sticky with nostalgia, and the Buendia family who lived out those very years of solitude. Gabo’s work is written in a style known as magical realism, in which elements of the magical and the mundane are interwoven seamlessly,… View Article

The Disasters of War

The Disasters of War (Spanish: Los Desastres de la Guerra) are a series of 82[a 1] prints created between 1810 and 1820 by the Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya (1746–1828). Although Goya did not make known his intention when creating the plates, art historians view them as a visual protest against the violence of… View Article

King Philip ii of Spain

The son of the Charles V, the Holy Roman Emporor and Princess Isabella of Portugal, Philip II was born on May 21, 1527 in Valldolid, Spain. He was a shy young boy and mostly a loner. It is because he was an only child and his mother died when he was only 12 years old…. View Article

Volunteering in Costa Rica

A significant event in my life, that has recently passed, was when I traveled to Costa Rica. At the end of my junior year of high school, I decided that I wanted to graduate a half year early and travel to do a volunteer project. After my early graduation I traveled with a volunteer group… View Article

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one оf the most prominent and inspiring artists оf the 20th century. He produced work in painting, sculpture, prints, murals, and ceramics; regardless оf the medium, he was always in demand. During the year 1937, Picasso agreed to paint the centerpiece for The Spanish Pavilion оf the 1937 World’s Fair. For months… View Article

The Spanish Conquistadors (The Spread of the Spanish Americans)

The word Conquistador means conqueror in Spanish and were Spanish soldiers and explorers-‘el conquistador’. The Renaissance and Elizabethan Age of Exploration to the New World were subjugated by the Spanish Conquistadors. The real achievement of the Spanish Conquistadors in acquiring monopolies on much of the Eastern spice trade and their journeys to the new world… View Article

Life Is a Dream

Historical background: Spain was united after the Moorish occupation (711-1400s). However, it also left Spain as a cultural powerhouse in Europe which was still largely medieval in 15th century. Spanish philosophers and scholars exerted strong influence and their craftsmen were well known across Europe. Ferdinand and Isabella united Spain and by 1492 expelled the Moors… View Article

Spain’s Golden Age

Spain was at its most glorious stately place in the 17th Century, at the time when Miguel de Cervantes wrote his classic novel, “Don Quixote”. The country had established its colonies all over the world, controlling Mexico, Peru, Cuba, the Americas, and even going as far as Asia, in the Philippines. Silver and gold poured… View Article

Philippine literature

Philippine Literature is a diverse and rich group of works that has evolved side-by-side with the country’s history. Literature had started with fables and legends made by the ancient Filipinos long before the arrival of Spanish influence. The main themes of Philippine literature focus on the country’s pre-colonial cultural traditions and the socio-political histories of… View Article

The Catholic Church

The Iroquois Confederacy, an association of six linguistically related tribes in the northeastern woodlands, was a sophisticated society of some 5,500 people when the first white explorers encountered it at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The 1990 Census counted 49,038 Iroquois living in the United States, making them the country’s eighth most populous Native… View Article

The international market of Babybjorn

In this session, I will briefly analyze the international market of Babybjorn. To begin with, I am gonna show you the basic financial situation of Babybjorn’s international markets. According to Babybjorn’s financial report 2013, the biggest markets are Europe and North America, while Asia enjoys the fastest growth. Other areas also show high growth rate,… View Article

King Philip the Second of Spain

Born in May 15 1527 to Charles V and Isabella of Portugal, Phillip II went ahead to become one of the greatest kings of his time. Phillip took over the mantle of leadership at a tender age of 16. He was initiated into politics and taught the intricacies of kingship by his father. He was… View Article

The Uprooted

It is historian Oscar Handlin’s thesis that the demand that immigrants assimilate and surrender their separateness made them adjust to the American way of life; but they were treated immorally and were condemned under the shadow of consciousness that the immigrants were strangers and outsiders that would never belong. Immigrants would come with minds and… View Article

Resources from Spanish and French Colonies

During the 1500’s and 1600’s trade was developed between the America’s and Europe. Resources that came from the America’s cause problems for Spain because trade was not properly regulated along with bad relations between other countries and poor leadership, which led to the loss of wealth. Spain also lacked important economic qualities. France was enriched… View Article

“Shadowed Lives” by Leo R. Chavez

One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this perceptive anthropological study improves a group of people too often abridged to statistics and typecast. The suffering of Hispanic relocation is expressed in the immigrants’ own accent while the author’s voice elevates questions about authority, typecast, settlement, and assimilation into American society. Immigrants are… View Article

The Immigration Act Of 1924

The 1920’s in America were classified as the “Roaring Twenties” marked by a period of American prosperity and optimism. However along with the good comes the bad with the rise of the Klu Klux Klan and rising intolerance with the end of World War I and the increase of immigrants coming to America. Many restrictive… View Article

Why Did Phillip II Launch The Armada

Why did Phillip II launch the Armada and why did it fail? In the summer of 1588, the catholic king of Spain, Phillip II, came up with a plan to conquer protestant England. He would collect his army from the Netherlands and a huge fleet of 130 ships across the channel, with the help of… View Article