Madrid

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Situated in central Spain, Madrid has its origins in the Moorish fortress of Mayrit, meaning 'place of many springs'. In 1561 Philip II established this relatively unknown town as his capital, primarily on the basis of its location at the geographical centre of the Iberian peninsula, but also because of its political obscurity. Today, the city's rich cultural and artistic heritage is immense, with excellent museums and galleries reinforcing a reputation that was formally recognized in 1992 when Madrid was ...
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Overview

Situated in central Spain, Madrid has its origins in the Moorish fortress of Mayrit, meaning 'place of many springs'. In 1561 Philip II established this relatively unknown town as his capital, primarily on the basis of its location at the geographical centre of the Iberian peninsula, but also because of its political obscurity. Today, the city's rich cultural and artistic heritage is immense, with excellent museums and galleries reinforcing a reputation that was formally recognized in 1992 when Madrid was proclaimed European capital of culture. This is the first English-language bibliography to provide an up-to-date annotated guide to the literature on Madrid.
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Annotated entries describe works on Madrid, primarily those published in English over the past 20 years, but also including standard works in Spanish. Some subjects include the city and its people, tourism, guidebooks, society, literature, mass media, and environment and urban planning. Contains a ten-page introduction on the history of the city, a chronology, useful addresses, and b&w maps. For researchers, librarians, students, business people, and tourists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Chronology xxv
Useful Addresses xxix
Madrid and its People 1
Geography 5
Atlases and Maps 7
Tourism 10
Guidebooks 11
General 11
Children's 20
Specific features 21
Travellers' Accounts 28
Archaeology and Prehistory 31
History 34
General 34
Mediaeval 39
Habsburgs 41
Bourbons 44
Second Republic and Civil War 51
Post-Civil War 57
Population 58
Demography 58
Minority groups 60
Language 63
Religion 64
Society 67
Social conditions 67
Social problems 73
Health and welfare 77
Politics, Local Government and Administration 81
Economy 84
Finance 88
Business and Trade 90
Industry 92
Transport and Communications 95
Labour 100
Statistics 104
Environment and Urban Planning 106
General 106
Parks and gardens 115
Flora and fauna 117
Architecture 118
Education 122
Science and Technology 127
Literature 130
The Arts 143
General 143
Painting 145
Museums and art galleries 149
Palaces and treasures 155
Decorative arts 157
Music and dance 159
Theatre 161
Cinema 168
Customs and Folklore 170
Food and Drink 174
Sport and Recreation 177
Libraries and Archives 180
Mass Media 183
The book trade 183
The press 185
Broadcasting 187
Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals 188
Newspapers 188
Magazines 190
Listings magazines 193
Other periodicals 194
Encyclopaedias, Directories and Biographical Dictionaries 197
Encyclopaedias 197
Directories 198
Biographical dictionaries 198
Bibliographies 200
General 200
Subject 203
Library catalogues 206
Theses 208
Index of Authors 209
Index of Titles 217
Index of Subjects 233
Map of the Madrid Metro 251
Map of Madrid City Centre 252
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