A Concise History of SpainBook - 2010
The rich cultural and political life of Spain has emerged from its complex history, from the diversity of its peoples, and from continual contact with outside influences. This book traces that history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing particularly on culture, society, politics, and personalities. It introduces the key themes that have shaped Spain's history and culture. These include its varied landscapes and climates; the impact of waves of diverse human migrations; the importance of its location as a bridge between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and between Europe and Africa. Religion also plays a role, including militant Catholicism and its centuries of conflict with Islam, Judaism, and Protestantism, as well as debates over the place of the church in Spain. Also included are information on major cultural figures, and places to see. -- From back cover.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Branch Call Number: 946 PHILLIP
Characteristics: xiii, 345 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm