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Culture and Customs of Spain, Paperback / softback Book

Culture and Customs of Spain Paperback / softback

Part of the Cultures and Customs of the World series

Description

Modern Spain is a revelation in this up-to-date overview.

Stanton vibrantly describes the startling variety of landscape, people, and culture that make up Spain today.

Included are a context chapter and others on religion, customs, media, cinema, literature, performing arts, and visual arts.

Students of Spanish and a general audience will be rewarded with engrossing insights into what writer Ernest Hemingway called the very best country of all. Spain is a modern European nation, yet Spaniards are fiercely tied to their individual towns and regions-with their distinct social customs, dialects or languages, foods, landscape, and lifestyles-more than to a united country.

Culture and Customs of Spain conveys the extremes, such as the hard-working Catalan contrasted to the leisurely paced Castilian, coexisting in first and third world conditions, and the love/hate relationship with the Catholic Church.

Spain's institutions are described, and its contributions to the world-from unparalleled literature and cuisine to flamenco and filmmaker Pedro Almodovar-are celebrated.

A chronology and glossary complement the text.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9780313360800

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