Notes on Spain and the Spaniards, in the Summer of 1859, with a Glance at Sardinia

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Privately published in 1861, James Johnston Pettigrew's Notes on Spain and the Spaniards, in the Summer of 1859, with a Glance at Sardinia is a rare lost artifact of intellectual life in the Old South written by an adventurous spirit well versed in European history, architecture, and literature. This Southern Classics edition makes the volume available publically for the first time and is enhanced with a new introduction by Southern historian and Pettigrew's biographer, Clyde N....

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Overview

Privately published in 1861, James Johnston Pettigrew's Notes on Spain and the Spaniards, in the Summer of 1859, with a Glance at Sardinia is a rare lost artifact of intellectual life in the Old South written by an adventurous spirit well versed in European history, architecture, and literature. This Southern Classics edition makes the volume available publically for the first time and is enhanced with a new introduction by Southern historian and Pettigrew's biographer, Clyde N. Wilson.

Pettigrew's travelogue records his experiences and impressions as an educated Southerner eager to immerse himself in Iberian and Mediterranean culture. He describes interactions with Spaniards, including the manners of men and attractiveness of women; shows keen understanding of Islamic contributions to Spanish history; and expresses his sympathy for the plights of peasant societies. In addition Pettigrew recounts his awe at monuments and cathedrals, demonstrates his knowledge of regional politics, and shows his republican zeal in joining efforts to liberate Italy from the yoke of Austria. Candidly broaching historical, aesthetic, political, and religious topics, Pettigrew offers an insightful exploration of Spanish culture on many fronts. Moreover his writing exemplifies the well-developed social philosophy of the antebellum South, demonstrates that Southern intellectuals of the time were deeply interested in topics beyond their regional concerns. Notes on Spain and the Spaniards hints at the literary promise of a representative casualty of the Civil War.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570039041
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Series: Southern Classics Series
  • Pages: 458
  • Sales rank: 866,668
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


James Johnston Pettigrew (1828-1863) was an accomplished intellectual, litigator, and legislator living in Charleston. As a Confederate brigadier general, Pettigrew served with distinction in the Virginia campaign and died from wounds received in the war.


Clyde N. Wilson is a professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and editor of volumes 10 through 28 of The Papers of John C. Calhoun as well as The Essential Calhoun and other books.

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface ix

Introduction xi

Preface to the First Edition xxiii

Chapter I The Italian War

Mount Cenis

Entrance into Italy

A Prisoner of War

Feeling in Turin

Announcement of the Armistice

Of the Peace

Sketch of Sardinian Politics

Position of France

Of Germany

Austrian Tyranny

Events of the War

French and Austrian Armies

Peace of Villafranca

Conduct of Russia

Effect of the War

Ultimate Aims of Napoleon 1

Chapter II Turin, By Genoa to Luchon

Off for Spain

Situation of Turin

Novarra

Rice Plantation

Beauty of the Country of Italy

French Officers

Approach to the Mediterranean

Genoa

The Young Poictevine

The Palaces

Reception of the News of the Peace

Voyage to Marseilles

French Man{oe}uvring Squadron

Marseilles

The Provençeaux

Journey to Toulouse

Cette

The Hungarians

Languedoc

Capt. Ingraham and Koszta

Carcassone

Toulouse

French Centralization

Arrive at Luchon 17

Chapter III Bagnerres De Luchon

Situation and Scenery

Historical Reminiscences

Baths

Company

Guides

Lac d'Oo

Vallée de Lys

Boucanére

Val d'Aran

Departure 36

Chapter IV Luchon, by Barbastro to Zaragoza

The Port de Venasque

The Maladetta

Entrance into Spain

Scenery

Venasque

The Castillian

Change Guides

Le Peña de Ventimilla

Campo

The Bota

Sta. Liestra

The Young Student

Graus

Scenery of Aragon

Barbastro

Company to Huesca

Sertorious

Arrive at Zaragoza 49

Chapter V Zaragoza—Journey to Madrid

Maid of Zaragoza

Siege

The Seo

El Pilar

The Miracle

Case de Diputacion

Aragonese Liberty

Panorama

Aljaferia

Life

Journey

Spanish Diligence

Accident

Calatayud

Alcolea del Pinar

A Spanish Beauty

Guadalajara

The Mendozas

Alcalá 73

Chapter VI Madrid

Lodgings

Domestic Life

Situation and Climate

Office Seeking

Puerta del Sol

The Subject of Talk

Its Attractions

Gallegos

Manolas

Society

Opera and Theatre

The Madrileños

Christmas

La Noche Buena

Habits of Life

The Prado

El Dos de Mayo

Palace

The Manzanares

Academy of San Fernando

The Museo

The Armeria

Street Scenes 91

Chapter VII Toledo

Approach to the City

Moorish Aspect

Sta. Cruz and the Alcazar

The Cathedral

The Muzarabs

The Fonda

Padilla and the Comuneros

Escalona

The Synagogues

Jews in Spain

San Juan de los Reyes

Don Julian and la Cava

Manufactory of Arms

Beautiful View of the City

General 122

Chapter VIII Madrid to Seville

Departure

La Mancha

Don Quixote

Entrance into Andalusia

La Carolina

Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

Battle of Bailen

Andujar

The Country

View near Carpio

Cordova

Valley of the Guadalquivir

Party from Lora

Approach to Seville 140

Chapter IX Seville.

Hotel

The Barber

Seek Lodgings

La Giralda

The Bells

The View

Stas. Justa y Rufina

Promenade

Plaza Isabel

The Scene

Costume of Spanish Ladies

Mantilla

Fan

Beauty of the Ladies

Their Walk

Their Grace

My New Domicile

The Serenos

Las Delicias

Morning Walk

Scene in Winter

The Guadalquivir 159

Chapter X The Cathedral and Paintings

Its Foundation

The Patio do los Naranjos

General Impression

Description

The Retablo

Sacred Music

Sculptures

Paintings

Marshal Soult

The Guardian Angels

Tombs

Church Feasts

The Virgin

Grand Effect of the Cathedral

Paintings in La Caridad

The Museo

Murillo's Conceptions 177

Chapter XI The Alcazar and Other Edifices.

The Alcazar

Don Pedro and Maria de Padillo

Casa de Pilatos

The Lonja

The University

The Riberas

Tobacco Manufactory

The Streets

Flowers

Theatre

Dances, origin, character

The Funcion

El Olé

El Vito

Gipsy

Comparison

Religious and Social 190

Chapter XII Bull Fights

Historical

Plaza de Toros

Majo and Maja

The Cuadrilla

Description of the Corrida

The Novillos

Embollados

Breeds and Qualities of the Bulls

Progress of the Science

Its morality; its effect upon the audience; upon the economy

The Bull in Spain

Expense 208

Chapter XIII Environs—Historical

Environs

San Juan de Alfarache

Castilleja

Italica

The Guzmans

Alcalá

Early History

“Spain”

“Andalusia”

“Seville”

Al Mutaded

Discovery of America

Prosperity of Seville 228

Chapter XIV Social Life

Influence of Climate

Temperance

Domestic Habits

The Houses

Tertulia

Spanish Ladies

Their Characteristics

Style of Beauty

Marriages

Intelligence

Family Relations

Historical

Influence of the Virgin

Of the Mohammedan Religion

Farewell 242

Chapter XV Cordova

Journey

The Asturian

Foundation of the Empire

Its Glory

The Beni Omeyah

Government

Subject Christians

The Mezquita

Subsequent History

Azzahra

Abd-er-Rahman III

Almansour

Lamentation over its Fall

Distinguished Men

Osius

Market

General Appearance of the City

Horses

The Schoolboys

Montilla Wine 264

Chapter XVI Cordova, by Malaga and Alhama to Granada

Depart with Arrieros

Goats

Historic Towns

Lucena

Antequera

Peña de los Enamorados

View from the Sierra

Down the Valley to Malaga

Grapes

The City

Inhabitants

Alameda

English Party

Spanish Curiosity

Sea Bathing

View from the Water

Visitors from the Springs

Journey to Granada

Velez Malaga

Spanish Riding

Horsemanship

The Bull

I am Assassinated

Alhama

The Posada

The Fair

Fandango

Morning Scenery

Shepherd Dogs

The Sick Morisco

Hog Lottery

Approach to Granada 285

Chapter XVII Granada

Bull Fight

Cruelty

Promenades

The Inhabitants

Moorish Blood

Alhambra

The Hand and the Key

Patio de la Alberca

De Los Leones

Tocador

Restorations

View from the Torre de la Vela

The Vega

Generalife

The Cathedral

Chapel of the Kings

The Cartuja

San Juan De Dios

Old Streets

Albaycin

The Gipsies

The Dance

Expulsion of the Moriscoes

Romantic Character of their Wars

Origin of Chivalry

Pundonor 307

Chaper XVIII Granada, by Jaen-to Madrid

Puerto de Arenas

Approach to Jaen

View from the Castle

The Paseo

To Bailen

Menjibar

Despeñaperros

Leave Andalusia

La Mancha

Oil Jars

Beggars

Arrive at Madrid 333

Chapter XIX Madrid Again

Second Impression

The Fire

Spanish School of Painting

Apartado of the Bulls

Procession to Atocha

Ambassadorial Quarrel

Escorial 341

Chapter XX Madrid to Burgos.

Departure

The Country

Some Sierra

View over New Castile

First Impression of Spain

Aranda

Lerma

Burgos

Las Huelgas

Mira-flores

Cardena

The Cid 349

Chapter XXI Burgos to the Frontier

Journey to Pancorbo

Battle of Vitoria

French Marshals

Vitoria

The Basques and their Fueros

The Pyrenees

Dangers of an Upset

National Pride

Zumalacarregui

Appearance of the People

San Sebastian

Irun

The Bidassoa

France 360

Chapter XXII General

Political Divisions

States Rights

Self-Esteem and Loyalty

Ferdinand VII

The Carlists

Revolution of 1854

Espartero

O'Donnel

The Nobility

Grandees

Number

Character

Liberality in Politics

Wealth and Poverty

The Spanish People

Dignity and Worth

Middle and Industrial Classes

Pride

Indolence

Want of Respect for Life

Independence of Money

Beggars 374

Chapter XXIII General Continued

The Church

Reforms

Religious Sincerity of the Spaniard

The Army

The Press

Internal Improvements

Police

Political Wants 398

Chapter XXIV Political

Our Troubles with Spain

Anglo-Saxonism

Entente Cordials Directed Against us by England

Filibusters

Spanish Political Desires

Means of Acquiring Cuba Honorably

Standing of Americans in Europe Influence of our Diplomatic Corps

Our Position in Spain

Adios 415

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