Spanish Recognitions

Spanish Recognitions

The Roads to the Present

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
Rate this:
A book of discovery, in which the landscape of Spain, its history, and its people flow together, each explaining the other. thought she knew from guidebooks, from friends, and even from her own earlier trip there. But, like Columbus on another voyage of discovery, she found something - many things - that she hadn't even known she was looking for. of travel and history on Turkey, Settle brings to her task the visual equivalent of perfect pitch. She has no interest in tourist destinations; instead she follows, slowly and with no itinerary, the great, traumatic flows in Spanish history: the Moorish conquest from south to north, and the Christian 'reconquista', several hundred years later in the opposite direction. Those epic struggles, shaped by geography, are the source of the fascinating tensions in the Spanish character, in its art, architecture, and literature, and the author's magical prose puts these gifts in our hands. With a map and 12 pages of illustrations.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393020274
Branch Call Number: 946 S495
Characteristics: 358 p. : map.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at JMS

To Top