The author sets out to explore a country he has known for more than 30 years, travelling through time as well as through countryside and cities. His journeys follow the course of Spanish history, placing Spain's achievements in art and architecture within the context of their time.
Where East meets West - Hispania, Al-Andalus; Moors and Christians - goodbye to universalism; Isabel and Fernando - Catholic kings, Catholic conquests; imperial might - dark deeds in a brilliant land; "golden age" - art ascendant in a time of trouble; enlightenment and the black reaction - Goya's inheritance; art and politics - 19th-century Madrid and Barcelona; days of death and dictatorship - Spain 1923-1982; from coast to coast - travels in Spain today.
Spanish Journeys: A Portrait of Spain by Adam Hopkins
Penguin Travel Library
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