A Concise History of Spain (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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$32.28
UPC:
9781107525054
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (February 19, 2016)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
456
Shipping Weight:
1.4 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories
Product Dimensions:
5.4 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
ISBN-10:
1107525055
ISBN-13:
978-1107525054
Author:
Phillips Jr, William D.,Rahn Phillips, Carla

Product Overview

The rich cultural and political life of Spain has emerged from its complex history, from the diversity of its peoples, and from continual contact with outside influences. This updated edition traces that history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing particularly on culture, society, politics, and personalities. Written in an engaging style, it introduces readers to key themes that have shaped Spain's history and culture. These include its varied landscapes and climates; the impact of waves of diverse human migrations; the importance of its location as a bridge between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Europe and Africa; and religion, particularly militant Catholic Christianity and its centuries of conflict with Islam and Protestantism, as well as debates over the place of the church in modern Spain. Illustrations, maps and a guide to further reading, major cultural figures, and places to see make the history of this fascinating country come alive.

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