Ruth MacKay

Ruth MacKay works as a writer at Stanford University. She is the author of The Limits of Royal Authority: Resistance and Obedience in Seventeenth-Century Castile.

"Lazy, Improvident People"
Myth and Reality in the Writing of Spanish History
Ruth MacKay
Since the early modern era, historians and observers of Spain, both within the country and beyond it, have identified a peculiarly Spanish disdain for work, especially manual labor, and have seen it as a primary explanation for that nation's...

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