William D. Phillips Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips's A Concise History of Spain (Cambridge Concise Histories) PDF

By William D. Phillips Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips

the wealthy cultural and political lifetime of Spain has emerged from its complicated historical past, from the variety of its peoples, and from continuous touch with outdoor impacts. This ebook strains that historical past from prehistoric occasions to the current, focusing rather on tradition, society, politics, and personalities. Written in an attractive variety, it introduces readers to the foremost subject matters that experience formed Spain's historical past and tradition. those comprise its different landscapes and climates; the impression of waves of various human migrations; the significance of its position as a bridge among the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Europe and Africa; and faith, relatively militant Catholic Christianity and its centuries of clash with Islam and Protestantism, in addition to debates over where of the Church in sleek Spain. Illustrations, maps, and a advisor to additional interpreting, significant cultural figures, and areas to work out, make the historical past of this attention-grabbing state come alive.

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