THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF SPAIN by Dorothy H. Loder

THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF SPAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A good working survey of Spain covers Iberian history from pre-Roman times to Franco and Iberian culture, from Jewish art to bull fighting, and, though patterned along the lines of other books in the series, has an up to date coverage that makes it very useful today. Chapter by chapter, the material chronicles the history of Spain- the Roman settlements, the Moors and their expulsion, Ferdinand and Isabella, the Golden Age, kings from Northern Europe with an overall accuracy that places people and events in clear perspective. From time to time there are apt fill-ins on literary and artistic activity that illumined its history, for example, the drawings of Goya that characterized so well the corruption and the beauty of his era. Looking at the land too the author describes its striking contrasts both in terrain and in the Spanish character that produced the extremes of color and music, and of pride and punishment.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1955
Publisher: Lippincott