A chronicle of the nation as seen through nine major cities. Mr. Gilmour captures their history, atmosphere, and culture in handsome prose.
The GuardianAlways rewarding...this book simply asks to be taken out and read.
The EconomistVivid and often beautiful...will open generous doors to those who wish to deepen their knowledge.
The SpectatorGilmour is an elegant writer who wears his learning lightly...I stagger at the breadth of this book.
Hispanic TimesPerfect...beautifully written, with charm and adventure.
The Washington TimesInsightful.
Library JournalGilmour has established his knowledge of Spain and its history in such previous publications as The Transformation of Spain ( LJ 12/85). In this unique addition to travel literature, he turns his attention to the country's cities. Claiming that regional identities in Spain are stronger than in most of Europe, he paints very different pictures of nine intriguing Spanish cities. Gilmour has admittedly chosen only those cities he enjoys and knows well. Readers will travel with him as he skillfully interweaves history with its contemporary remains. Literary in nature, his book is also easily digestible. With its timely publication date--given the Olympic-generated interest in Spain--this volume also provides lasting appeal to both student and traveler. Recommended for most travel or cultural collections.-- Jane Gilliland, formerly with Westminster Coll., New Wilmington, Pa.
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