The Rough Guide History of Spain
Spain is one of the great nations of Europe, and the Rough Guide History provides an essential overview of its often turbulent development, from its early incarnation as one of Rome's most important colonies, through the Islamic conquest and the creation of the New World empire, to the aftermath of the 20th century Civil War. Featuring a continuous time-line, sidebars on the Spanish Inquisition, Cervantes, Goya, General Franco and a host of other topics, plus dozens of illustrations and quotations, the Rough Guide History is a vital companion for travellers and students alike.
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I was shocked to see there was no review of this excellent book detailing the history of the Iberian Peninsula from BC to modern times. Anyone interested in world history or travel will find this a fulfilling book.