Many exciting things were happening in Spain during the Enlightenment.
Philip V, of the Bourbon family in France, had
inherited the throne from his grand-uncle, Charles II. Philip united
France and Spain and spread Enlightenment ideas throughout the country.
However, the impact of Enlightenment ideals was limited because of fierce
Catholicism and nationalism in Spain. At the same time, the Golden
Age or Siglo de Oro occurred in the world of Spanish literature.
Before the Golden Age, there were hardly any significant Spanish writers.
The works from the Golden Age are considered to be the Spain's best literature.
These works included
Don Quixote by Miguel de Servantes Saavedra
and the Poetica by Ignacio de Luzan.
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