Cultural policies in Europe: the Spanish case

Abstract

The first public interventions in cultural life, beyond the patronage of the Crown, began in Spain in the 18th century. The enlightened spirit that surrounded the monarchs of the new Bourbon dynasty inspired the establishment of major cultural institutions (Royal Academies, the Royal Library and the Royal Theatre). These initiatives were part of the Enlightenment’s conviction of the role of education and culture in promoting economic and social progress.
Report Data de publicació 2004 Institution Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos