Autor(es): Pablo Fernández Albaladejo
Abstract: Francisco Xavier Manuel de la Huerta y Vega’s two volumes of España primitive, published in Madrid in 1738 and 1740, is not exactly among the foremost masterpieces of the historiography of the Enlightenment. This book emerged already marked by suspicion and a negative reputation, which it has not been able to shed since then. Whether the negative reputation of España primitiva is justified or not is not the focus of this paper. Instead, it is an inquiry into the causes and, perhaps minimal dissensions, upon the unanimity of the decisions that condemned Huerta y Vega’s work.