Mark Williams has drawn on years of rigorous research to re-create the drama, excitement and pathos of the crucial events in the history of the western world. 'The Story of Spain' brings together the myriad fragments of Spanish history into a clear and enlightening mosaic of the past.
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"I first went to Spain as a graduate student and could not find a decent one-volume history of the country. So I decided to write it and eventually did so after many years of study. I think my book covers all the main events and themes in a readable fashion for anyone interested in the subject. Later, they can explore their favorite people and places through other books on specific subjects. I also think the listings of historic places to visit are very useful for certain travelers who really like to know a country well."From the Back Cover:
"The Story of Spain" recounts this European nation's history and culture and is ideal for general readers and college-level courses. The author brings to life El Cid, Columbus, King Philip II, Cervantes, St. Theresa, Goya, Picasso and more. Chapters focus on ancient Iberia, the Roman era, Moorish Spain, discovery and conquest of America, Spain’s Golden Age and decline, the Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship. This newly revised edition takes contemporary Spain through 2008. For travelers historic sites are listed; includes color photos and other illustrations, a dynastic chart, bibliography and index.
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Book Description Santana Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M8489954135
Book Description Santana Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P118489954135
Book Description Santana Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 8489954135 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1787854