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Spain's opulent mixture of cultures and religions have left it rich with notable sites for the traveler to explore. Roger Collins presents a clear guide to over 100 major Roman, Celtiberian, Islamic, and Christian archaeological areas of interest dating from the Roman Empire to the eleventh century. From the Arab Walls of Madrid to the Roman hippodrome in Toledo, and from the palace complex of Seville to the Islamic fortress in Malaga,Spain is a thorough and convenient guide.
Arranged alphabetically, and with chronological and geographical appendices for quick and easy reference, this illustrated guide also includes essential information on forums, temples, theaters, villas, castles, and churches. An introduction surveys Spain's history from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages, and extensive descriptions of sites help make learning about or traveling to Spain comprehensible and enjoyable.
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Spain's mix of Arab and Roman cultures make it a fascinating destination for the traveler bent on archaeology. This meticulously researched Oxford Archaeological Guide offers complete coverage of the main sites--dating from prehistory to the 12th century--including the Arab walls of Madrid, Roman hippodrome in Toledo, palace complex of Seville, Islamic fortress in Málaga, and the Roman and medieval town of Segóbriga. It covers 130 sites and includes more than 100 site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs.
The level of fine detail is evident in this excerpt from the entry on Cancho Roano:
Roman town and Iberian palace--Of the Roman town of Iulipa the principal trace is a tall thin mausoleum that dominates the Plaza Mayor. One and a half Roman columns, with a Corinthian capital, have been reconstructed rather picturesquely on top of it. The church contains reused Roman columns, probably from a small temple, and there are remains of a castle of Arab origin....Star ratings are used to highlight must-see forums, temples, theaters, villas, castles, and churches. The introduction covers Spain's history, from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages, and helps place the sites within their cultural context. Also included are a historical chronology of sites and a glossary of essential terms. --Kathryn True About the Author:
Roger Collins works in the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. He was written many books on the history of Spain, including Early Medieval Spain: Unity in Diversity, 400-1000, The Arab Conquest of Spain, 710-797, The Basques, and also the standard textbook Early Medieval Europe, 300- 1000.
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