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Madrid
     

Madrid

by Graham J. Shields
 
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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9781851092505
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1996
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
292

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