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By William D. Phillips Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips

the wealthy cultural and political lifetime of Spain has emerged from its complicated background, from the variety of its peoples, and from continuous touch with outdoors affects. This booklet lines that background from prehistoric occasions to the current, focusing rather on tradition, society, politics, and personalities. Written in an enticing variety, it introduces readers to the major subject matters that experience formed Spain's historical past and tradition. those comprise its different landscapes and climates; the effect of waves of various human migrations; the significance of its position as a bridge among the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Europe and Africa; and faith, relatively militant Catholic Christianity and its centuries of clash with Islam and Protestantism, in addition to debates over where of the Church in smooth Spain. Illustrations, maps, and a consultant to additional examining, significant cultural figures, and areas to work out, make the heritage of this interesting nation come alive.

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