The Regions of Spain: A Reference Guide to History and Culture

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This is the first complete reference book on Spanish history, life, and culture from prehistory to 1994 and the only book on Spain in English or Spanish that is organized by region and province. It is designed to assist students and interested readers in identifying and understanding regional and provincial history, economy, literature, art, music, social customs and cultural life, historic sites, and provincial cuisine (recipes included). Organized into entries on the 18 regions and subdivided into the 50 ...

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Overview

This is the first complete reference book on Spanish history, life, and culture from prehistory to 1994 and the only book on Spain in English or Spanish that is organized by region and province. It is designed to assist students and interested readers in identifying and understanding regional and provincial history, economy, literature, art, music, social customs and cultural life, historic sites, and provincial cuisine (recipes included). Organized into entries on the 18 regions and subdivided into the 50 provinces, this one-stop reference makes gathering information on each region and province easy. A map of each region and photos accompany the text.

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Part of a series that provides students and laypeople with up-to-date, concise, and analytical histories of nations. Politics receives the chief emphasis, but topics such as the history of the society, religion, culture, and economics are also addressed. Included are a timeline of events, brief biographies of key figures, and a bibliographic essay. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313292248
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Pages: 448
  • Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT W. KERN is Professor of History at the University of New Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Timeline of Historical Events
1 Spain Today 1
2 The Historic Foundations of Spain 17
3 Reconquest 29
4 Union and World Empire 43
5 Imperial Spain 57
6 Tradition and Enlightenment 73
7 Six Turbulent Decades 87
8 A Search for Stability 103
9 A Troubled New Century 117
10 Republic and Civil War 135
11 Dictatorship 155
12 Democracy 173
Notable People in the History of Spain 193
Bibliographic Essay 199
Index 203
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