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StatusChecked Out
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Call No946 TREM
TitleEspana : a brief history of Spain / Giles Tremlett.
AuthorTremlett, Giles author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 900-999
Reserve Item


StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
Checked OutParis-Bourbon30053003393983946 TREM11/11/2022 Due on 12/5/2022

Catalog Details

Personal Name Tremlett, Giles author.
Title Statement Espana : a brief history of Spain / Giles Tremlett.
Varying Form of Title Brief history of Spain
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice c2022
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice London, UK : New York, NY : Head of Zeus Ltd ; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.
Physical Description 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Content Type still image rdacontent
Content Type text rdacontent
Media Type unmediated rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
General Note "This is an Apollo book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (page 311) and index.
Summary, Etc. "Bestselling author Giles Tremlett traverses the rich and varied history of Spain, from prehistoric times to today, in a brief, accessible primer for visitors, curious readers and hispanophiles. Spain's position on Europe's south-western corner has exposed it to cultural, political and actual winds blowing from all quadrants. Africa lies a mere nine miles to the south. The Mediterranean connects it to the civilizational currents of Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, and Byzantines as well as the Arabic lands of the near east. Bronze Age migrants from the Russian steppe were amongst the first to arrive. They would be followed by Visigoths, Arabs, Napoleonic armies and many more invaders and immigrants. Circular winds and currents linked it to the American continent, allowing Spain to conquer and colonize much of it. As a result, Spain has developed a sort of hybrid vigour. Whenever it has tried to deny this inevitable heterogeneity, it has required superhuman effort to fashion a 'pure' national identity which has proved impossible to maintain. In Espana, Giles Tremlett argues that, in fact, that lack of a homogenous identity is Spain's defining trait."--Publisher's description.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Spain History

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