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This is the late John A. Crow's classic study of the cultural history of Spain and its people, which he last updated in 1985 but which seems as fresh and pertinent as when he first wrote it. Crow devoted a lifetime to Hispanic studies and here provides a historical interpretation of Spanish civilization from its earliest beginnings to the present. The scope of this study is remarkable and includes chapters on Roman Spain, the Jews in Spain, the Moors, life in medieval towns, and the Golden Age of Spain, plus a view of Franco's legacy.

Synopsis:

An interpretative history of Spain's culture, politics, traditions, and people from prehistoric times to the present, with particular concern for twentieth-century life, thought, and more.

Synopsis:

John A. Crow updates and expands his classic study of the cultural history of Spain and its people. The scope of this richly textured book is remarkable and includes chapters on Roman Spain, the Jews in Spain, the Moors, life in medieval towns, the Golden Age of Spain, and other epochs in Spanish history. In addition, Crow extensively updates later chapters to reflect changing events in the last ten years in Spain, and he expands his chapter on "Franco's Legacy."

Description:

Bibliography: p. 435-439.

About the Author

John A. Crow was Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also author of The Epic of Latin America (fourth edition, California, 1992).

Table of Contents

Preface

1. THE LAND: THE PEOPLE

2. THE DARK BEGINNING

3. THE CROSS, THE CRESCENT, AND THE STAR

4. THE CHRISTIAN KINGDOMS: CROSS AND SWORD

5. LIFE IN THE MEDIEVAL TOWNS

6. THE SPANISH RENAISSANCE

7. THE GOLDEN AGE: POLITICS AND THE SOCIAL ORDER

8. BELLES-LETTRES IN THE GOLDEN AGE

9. THE FINE ARTS--END OF THE GOLDEN AGE

10. THE BOURBONS

11. MAIN CURRENTS OF SPANISH THOUGHT (1870-1931)

12. THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC

13. THE SPANISH REPUBLIC (1931-1939)

14. COMMUNISM AND FASCISM IN SPAIN

15. VALLEY OF THE FALLEN

16. FRANCO'S LEGACY: ORDER AND PROGRESS

A. The Economic Miracle

The Tourist Industry

The Economy

Salaries, Prices, Inflation

B. Problem Areas

Agriculture

Labor

Emigration

17. SPAIN TODAY THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

A Society in Transition

REFERENCES

IMPORTANT DATES IN SPANISH HISTORY

GLOSSARY OF SPANISH WORDS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520051331
Subtitle:
The Root and the Flower: An Interpretation of Spain and the Spanish People
Author:
Crow, John A.
Author:
Crow, John A.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Spain & Portugal
Subject:
National characteristics, Spanish
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v.52, pt.1, no.2
Publication Date:
19850313
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
455
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.13 in 19 oz

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"Synopsis" by , An interpretative history of Spain's culture, politics, traditions, and people from prehistoric times to the present, with particular concern for twentieth-century life, thought, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
John A. Crow updates and expands his classic study of the cultural history of Spain and its people. The scope of this richly textured book is remarkable and includes chapters on Roman Spain, the Jews in Spain, the Moors, life in medieval towns, the Golden Age of Spain, and other epochs in Spanish history. In addition, Crow extensively updates later chapters to reflect changing events in the last ten years in Spain, and he expands his chapter on "Franco's Legacy."
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