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GUERRERO ELECALDE, Rafael. Los hombres del rey: Redes, poder y surgimiento de nuevas elites gobernantes durante la guerra de sucesión española (1700-1714). Prohistoria [online]. 2010, vol.13, pp.00-00. ISSN 1851-9504.

The War of the Spanish Succession (1700-1714) was a privileged time in the transformation of the Hispanic Monarchy ruling elites. The new policies brought about by Philip V and his closest counsellors favoured the arrival of new men to public office and different spheres of power. These officers were fully committed to the Bourbon cause and to the enforcement and application of the reforms. From a social network perspective and a microanalysis approach, this article will focus on José de Soraburu from Navarre, one of the Crown's main financial agents during the war and one of its most reliable representatives in Navarre, thanks mainly to his ability to gain the court's confidence. Besides, he managed to mobilize his counsellors in support for the Bourbon King, something that proved fundamental for the political system to correctly operate and for the articulation of the territories under the Monarchy's control. His fidelity was rewarded with royal grants and honours unknown to his family and members of his house till then

Palabras clave : The War of the Spanish Succession; Social network; Power; Elites; Government; Monarchy; Philip V; Asientos; Navarre; 18th century; Modern Age; Bourbons.

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