Paper $10.00 ISBN: 9780708322079 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

A Cultural Journey through Andalusia

From Granada to Seville

Gwynne Edwards

Gwynne Edwards

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 80 color plates | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $10.00 ISBN: 9780708322079 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Andalusia, the region of southern Spain made famous by its fervor for flamenco, bullfighting, and its Moorish heritage, has long been a destination for travelers and historians alike. This accessible and richly illustrated volume provides a clear and comprehensive account of those aspects of Andalusian history and culture that have shaped its essential character.

 

Offering detailed information on architectural treasures such as the Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque in Córdoba, and the Moorish palaces of the Alcàzar in Seville, as well as vibrant portraits of the origin and development of flamenco dance and the evolution of the bullfight, Gwynne Edwards captures the heart and soul of a region shaped by the events of the twentieth century, yet still vibrantly aware of its own history.

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction
 
1   Muslim Spain
2   After the Muslims
3   Foreign Travellers in Andalusia
4   Flamenco
5   Carmen
6   The Bullfight
7   Religious Fervour
8   Modern Andalusia
 
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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