Spain: The Root and the Flower: An Interpretation of Spain and the Spanish People / Edition 2

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John A. Crow's study provides a historical interpretation of Spanish civilization from its earliest beginnings to the present. The scope of this work is remarkable and includes chapters on Roman Spain, the Jews in Spain, the Moors, life in medieval towns, and the Golden age of Spain, as well as a view of Franco's legacy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520244962
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2005
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 465
  • Sales rank: 444,140
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

John A. Crow was Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also author of The Epic of Latin America (fourth edition, California, 1992).

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Table of Contents

1 The land : the people 1
2 The dark beginning 23
3 The cross, the crescent, and the star 46
4 The Christian kingdoms : cross and sword 78
5 Life in the medieval towns 113
6 The Spanish renaissance 139
7 The golden age : politics and the social order 161
8 Belles-lettres in the golden age 185
9 The fine arts - end of the golden age 212
10 The Bourbons 228
11 Main currents of spanish thought (1870-1931) 258
12 The political and social backgrounds of the second republic 284
13 The Spanish Republic (1931-1939) 304
14 Communism and fascism in Spain 326
15 Valley of the fallen 346
16 Franco's legacy: order and progress 370
17 Spain today the impossible dream 399
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    A wonderful introduction to Spain

    I read an edition of this years ago. Now as I plan a trip to Spain,
    I am re-reading it. Highly recommended.

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