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The Cambridge companion to modern Spanish culture

By: Gies, David Thatcher(Edited by)

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Culture series
0521574293 / 9780521574297
Paperback
946'.07
25/02/1999
Stock expected by 29/11/2019
England
23 cm xxix, 327p. : ill.
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This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture, tracing its dramatic and often unexpected development from its beginnings after the Revolution of 1868 to the present day.

Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts provide analyses of the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of the major autonomous regions (notably Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque Country), and the country s literature: narrative, poetry, theatre and the essay.

Spain s recent development is divided into three main phases: from 1868 to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War; the period of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco; and the post-Franco arrival of democracy.

The concept of Spanish culture is investigated, and there are studies of Spanish painting and sculpture, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and the modern media.

A chronology and guides to further reading are provided, making the volume an invaluable introduction to the politics, literature and culture of modern Spain.

BIC:

1DSE Spain, 2ADS Spanish, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 3JJ 20th century, JFC Cultural studies, JHM Anthropology

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