[Full Book] A Short History Of Spain

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Publisher: Good Press
Author: Mary Platt Parmele
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 515

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[Full Book] A Brief History Of Italy

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Publisher: Robinson
Author: Jeremy Black
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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A Short History Of Spain by Jeremy Black, A Brief History Of Italy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Brief History Of Italy books, Despite the Roman Empire's famous 500-year reign over Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, Italy does not have the same long national history as states such as France or England. Divided for much of its history, Italy's regions have been, at various times, parts of bigger, often antagonistic empires, notably those of Spain and Austria. In addition, its challenging and varied terrain made consolidation of political control all the more difficult. This concise history covers, in very readable fashion, the formative events in Italy's past from the rise of Rome, through a unified country in thrall to fascism in the first half of the twentieth century right up to today. The birthplace of the Renaissance and the place where the Baroque was born, Italy has always been a hotbed of culture. Within modern Italy country there is fierce regional pride in the cultures and identities that mark out Tuscany, Rome, Sicily and Venice to name just a few of Italy's many famous regions. Jeremy Black draws on the diaries, memoirs and letters of historic travellers to Italy to gain insight into the passions of its people, first chronologically then regionally. In telling Italy's story, Black examines what it is that has given Italians such cultural clout - from food and drink, music and fashion, to art and architecture - and explores the causes and effects of political events, and the divisions that still exist today.


[Full Book] A Short History Of The Spanish Civil War

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Julián Casanova
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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A Short History Of Spain by Julián Casanova, A Short History Of The Spanish Civil War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Short History Of The Spanish Civil War books, In this revised edition of A Short History of the Spanish Civil War, Julián Casanova tells the gripping story of the Spanish Civil War. Written in elegant and accessible prose, the book charts the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy. Casanova provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anticlerical violence) that have been asked in the 70 years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic. Now with a revised introduction, Casanova offers an overview of recent historiographical shifts; not least the wielding of the conflict to political ends in certain strands of contemporary historiography towards an alarming neo- Francoist revisionism. It is the ideal introduction to the Spanish Civil War.


[Full Book] A Concise History Of Spain

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: William D. Phillips, Jr
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 345

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A Short History Of Spain by William D. Phillips, Jr, A Concise History Of Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Concise History Of Spain books, Engaging history of the rich cultural, social and political life of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.


[Full Book] A Brief History Of The Spanish Language

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: David A. Pharies
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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A Short History Of Spain by David A. Pharies, A Brief History Of The Spanish Language Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Brief History Of The Spanish Language books, Since its publication in 2007, A Brief History of the Spanish Language has become the leading introduction to the history of one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Moving from the language’s Latin roots to its present-day forms, this concise book offers readers insights into the origin and evolution of Spanish, the historical and cultural changes that shaped it, and its spread around the world. A Brief History of the Spanish Language focuses on the most important aspects of the development of the Spanish language, eschewing technical jargon in favor of straightforward explanations. Along the way, it answers many of the common questions that puzzle native speakers and non-native speakers alike, such as: Why do some regions use tú while others use vos? How did the th sound develop in Castilian? And why is it la mesa but el agua? David A. Pharies, a world-renowned expert on the history and development of Spanish, has updated this edition with new research on all aspects of the evolution of Spanish and current demographic information. This book is perfect for anyone with a basic understanding of Spanish and a desire to further explore its roots. It also provides an ideal foundation for further study in any area of historical Spanish linguistics and early Spanish literature. A Brief History of the Spanish Language is a grand journey of discovery, revealing in a beautifully compact format the fascinating story of the language in both Spain and Spanish America.


[Full Book] A Short History Of Spain

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Publisher: CreateSpace
Author: Mary Platt Parmele
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 80

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A Short History Of Spain by Mary Platt Parmele, A Short History Of Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Short History Of Spain books, No name is more fraught with picturesque and romantic interest than that of the "Spanish Peninsula." After finishing this rare bit of handiwork nature seems to have thrown up a great ragged wall, stretching from sea to sea, to protect it; and the Pyrenees have stood for ages a frowning barrier, descending toward France on the northern side from gradually decreasing heights--but on the Spanish side in wild disorder, plunging down through steep chasms, ravines, and precipices--with sharp cliffs towering thousands of feet skyward, which better than standing armies protect the sunny plains below.


[Full Book] A Short History Of Muslim Spain

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Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Author: Alex J. Novikoff
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256

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A Short History Of Spain by Alex J. Novikoff, A Short History Of Muslim Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Short History Of Muslim Spain books, The 'golden age' of Muslim Spain represents one of the most dazzling periods in European history: in its architecture, philosophy, literature, poetry and urbanism. From the middle of the eighth century to the completion of the Reconquista in 1492, the three great Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – shared towns and ports, market places and public spaces, throughout the Iberian peninsula. For much of this period, the territory of modern-day Spain was dominated by the Muslim rulers of the Province of Al-Andalus, particularly the Emirate and then Caliphate of Córdoba, when the city of Córdoba became the most culturally creative and most prosperous cosmopolitan centre in Europe. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of this co-existence was the unique intermingling of three civilizations in one. Some have even viewed multicultural Muslim Spain as a lost and tolerant arcadia. Popular interest in the period has grown also, fuelled in part by the tensions of the modern world, where many people anxiously mull the future of interfaith relations. Despite a surge of interest, until now there has been no adequate up-to-date introductory history of the full diversity of this fascinating period, or of the Islamic inheritance that infuses the culture and landscape of modern Spain.


[Full Book] The Spanish Civil War A Very Short Introduction

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Helen Graham
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 175

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A Short History Of Spain by Helen Graham, The Spanish Civil War A Very Short Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Spanish Civil War A Very Short Introduction books, This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the Spanish Civil war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It examines Spanish participation in European resistance movements during World War II and also the ongoing civil war waged politically, economically, judicially and culturally inside Spain by Francoism after its military victory in 1939. During this time, history writing itself became a battleground, and the book charts the Franco regime's attempt to appropriate the past. Graham has provided an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's tumultuous twentieth century, highlighting why it has inspired some of the greatest writers of our time, and how the effects of this regime continue to resonate today in Britain, continental Europe, and beyond.


[Full Book] A History Of Islamic Spain

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Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Author: Professor W Montgomery Watt
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 183

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A Short History Of Spain by Professor W Montgomery Watt, A History Of Islamic Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Islamic Spain books, The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam's influence upon Spain and European civilization--from the collapse of the Visigoths in the eighth century to the fall of Granada in the fifteenth, and considers Spain's importance as a part of the Islamic empire. Particular attention is given to the golden period of economic and political stability achieved under the Umayyads. Without losing themselves in detail and without sacrificing complexity, the authors discuss the political, social, and economic continuity in Islamic Spain, or al-Andalus, in light of its cultural and intellectual effects upon the rest of Europe. Medieval Christianity, Watt points out, found models of scholarship in the Islamic philosophers and adapted the idea of holy war to its own purposes while the final reunification of Spain under the aegis of the Reconquista played a significant role in bringing Europe out of the Middle Ages. A survey essential to anyone seeking a more complete knowledge of European or Islamic history, the volume also includes sections on literature and philology by Pierre Cachia. This series of "Islamic surveys" is designed to give the educated reader something more than can be found in the usual popular books. Each work undertakes to survey a special part of the field, and to show the present stage of scholarship here. Where there is a clear picture this will be given; but where there are gaps, obscurities and differences of opinion, these will also be indicated. Full and annotated bibliographies will afford guidance to those who want to pursue their studies further. There will also be some account of the nature and extent of the source material. The series is addressed in the first place to the educated reader, with little or no previous knowledge of the subject; its character is such that it should be of value also to university students and others whose interest is of a more professional kind.


[Full Book] Portugal

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Publisher: [Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press
Author: H. V. Livermore
Category : Portugal
Languages : en
Pages : 213

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[Full Book] A History Of Spain

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Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Author: Simon Barton
Category : Espagne - Histoire
Languages : en
Pages : 302

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[Full Book] A History Of Medieval Spain

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Publisher: Cornell University Press
Author: Joseph F. O'Callaghan
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 736

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A Short History Of Spain by Joseph F. O'Callaghan, A History Of Medieval Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Medieval Spain books, Medieval Spain is brilliantly recreated, in all its variety and richness, in this comprehensive survey. Likely to become the standard work in English, the book treats the entire Iberian Peninsula and all the people who inhabited it, from the coming of the Visigoths in the fifth century to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. Integrating a wealth of information about the diverse peoples, institutions, religions, and customs that flourished in the states that are now Spain and Portugal, Joseph F. O'Callaghan focuses on the continuing attempts to impose political unity on the peninsula. O'Callaghan divides his story into five compact historical periods and discusses political, social, economic, and cultural developments in each period. By treating states together, he is able to put into proper perspective the relationships among them, their similarities and differences, and the continuity of development from one period to the next. He gives proper attention to Spain's contacts with the rest of the medieval world, but his main concern is with the events and institutions on the peninsula itself. Illustrations, genealogical charts, maps, and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be welcomed by scholars and student of Spanish and Portuguese history and literature, as well as by medievalists, as the fullest account to date of Spanish history in the Middle Ages.


[Full Book] A Short History Of Spain Primary Source Edition

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Publisher: Nabu Press
Author: Mary Platt Parmele
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Languages : en
Pages : 208

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A Short History Of Spain by Mary Platt Parmele, A Short History Of Spain Primary Source Edition Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Short History Of Spain Primary Source Edition books, This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.


[Full Book] The Development Of Modern Spain

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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: Gabriel Tortella Casares
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 528

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A Short History Of Spain by Gabriel Tortella Casares, The Development Of Modern Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Development Of Modern Spain books, This reinterpretation of the history of modern Spain from the Enlightenment to the threshold of the twenty-first century explains the surprising changes that took Spain from a backward and impoverished nation, with decades of stagnation, civil disorder, and military rule, to one of the ten most developed economies in the world. The culmination of twenty years' work by the dean of economic history in Spain, founder of the Revista de Historia Económica and recipient of the Premio Rey Juan Carlos, Spain's highest honor for an academic, the book is rigorously analytical and quantitative, but eminently accessible. It reveals views and approaches little explored until now, showing how the main stages of Spanish political history have been largely determined by economic developments and by a seldom mentioned factor: human capital formation. It is comparative throughout, and concludes by applying the lessons of Spanish history to the plight of today's developing nations.


[Full Book] Spanish Literature A Very Short Introduction

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Jo Labanyi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 139

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A Short History Of Spain by Jo Labanyi, Spanish Literature A Very Short Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spanish Literature A Very Short Introduction books, This Very Short Introduction introduces the ways in which Spanish literature has been read, in and outside Spain, explaining misconceptions, outlining the insights of recent scholarship, and suggesting new readings. It explores the relationship between Spanish literature and modernity and issues of gender and sexuality.


[Full Book] Twentieth Century Spain

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Julián Casanova
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages :

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A Short History Of Spain by Julián Casanova, Twentieth Century Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twentieth Century Spain books, This is a much-needed new overview of Spanish social and political history which sets developments in twentieth-century Spain within a broader European context. Julián Casanova, one of Spain's leading historians, and Carlos Gil Andrés chart the country's experience of democracy, dictatorship and civil war and its dramatic transformation from an agricultural and rural society to an industrial and urban society fully integrated into Europe. They address key questions and issues that continue to be discussed and debated in contemporary historiography, such as why the Republic was defeated, why Franco's dictatorship lasted so long and what mark it has left on contemporary Spain. This is an essential book for students as well as for anyone interested in Spain's turbulent twentieth century.