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Publisher Comments:

A garden at the foot of Europe and a crossroads between Spain, Africa and the New World, Andalucia has been a cultural customs house on the border of the Mediterranean and Atlantic civilizations for more than ten thousand years. This book traces its origins from the earliest hominid settlers in the Granada mountains 1.8 million years ago, through successive Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Muslim cultures, and the past five hundred years of modern Castilian rule, up to and including the present day of post-modern novelists in Cordoba and Sevilla, guerrilla urban archaeologists in Torremolinos and Marbella, and underground lo-fi bands in Granada and Malaga.

Synopsis:

John Gill is the author of The Thomas Cook Guide to Seville and The Andalucia and the Essential Gaudi.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments


Introduction: The Garden of Earthly Delights


Part One: Iberia: From Prehistory to the Visigoths


1. Gardens of Stone


2. Tartessos


3. La Dama de Baza (Deities of Death)


4. Gadir/Cadiz


5. The Heavenly Cities of Baetica


6. Vandalucia


Part Two: Al-Andalus: From Invasion to the Fall of Granada


7. Tariq's Rock


8. The Blackbird of Baghdad


9. Taming a Wilderness


10. The Library of Babel


11. Two Gentlemen of Cordoba


Parr Three: Espana: From Reconquest to the Twenty-First Century


12. 1492


13. Taking the Garden Indoors


14. Nights in the Gardens of Spain


15. The Picasso Century


16. Englishmen Abroad


17. Federico Garcia Lorca's Last Night on Earth


18. Death in the Afternoon


19. The Shrimp from the Island


20. La Franja ("The Fringe")


Further Reading


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780199704514
Subtitle:
A Cultural History
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Gill, John Joseph
Author:
Gill, John
Author:
John Gill
Author:
John Joseph Gill
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Andalusia (Spain) History.
Subject:
Andalusia (Spain) Civilization.
Subject:
Spain and Portugal-Spain
Subject:
World History-Spain
Subject:
History, World | European | Spain
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
251

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Product details 251 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780199704514 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , John Gill is the author of The Thomas Cook Guide to Seville and The Andalucia and the Essential Gaudi.

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