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Spain, 1001 Sights: An Archaeological and Historical Guide


James M. Anderson

$19.95 CAD / $22.95 USD

380 pages, 121 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-0-91981-393-9 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-454-1 (Institutional PDF)

November 1991

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About the Book

This unique historical and archaeological guidebook to Spain introduces the reader and traveller to the very foundations of the modern state from the earliest period down to medieval Moslem and Christian societies.

Here a traveller can select an archaeological and historical theme, easily determine the location of that interest, and then have it related to the country’s history. The Iberian peninsula offers much palpable evidence of ancient and unique cultures, often set among absorbing natural surroundings.

James M. Anderson has lived and worked in Spain and has done considerable research on ancient Hispanic languages and cultures. He has also conducted numerous in-depth tours of the Iberian Peninsula.

Praise for Spain, 1001 Sights

A unique historical and archaeological guidebook that introduces the traveller to the very foundations of the modern state… ideal for the armchair traveller or the on-site visitor.

Midwest Book Review

Spain, 1001 Sights is not s not a regular book . . . a unique journey to the roots of Spanish history while discovering hidden places throughout the Iberian geography.

—Lidia Pelayo Alonso, Ancient History Encyclopedia 

Table of Contents
 

Acknowledgements
Maps
Preface
Introduction
Geography

Part One: Background

1. Prehistory
2. Iron Age: Celts and Celtiberians
3. The Iberians
4. Roman Spin
5. Paleo-Christian and Early Christian Periods
6. Moselm Conquest
7. Hispanio-Jewish Communities

Part Two: Sights and Sites

Sources of Information, Conventions

Andalucía

Almeria
Cadiz
Cordoba
Granada
Huelva
Jaen
Malaga
Svilla
Gibraltar

Aragon

Huesca
Teruel
Zaragoza

Asturias

Oviedo

Cantabria

Santander

Castilla—Le Mancha

Albacete
Ciudad Real
Cuenca
Guadalajara
Toledo

Castilla y Leon

Avila
Burgos
Leon
Palencia
Salamanca
Segovia
Soria
Valladolid
Zamora

Cataluna

Barcelona
Gerona
Lerida
Tarragona

Extramadura

Badajoz
Caceres

Galicia

La Coruna
Lugo
Orense
Ponteverda

Comunidad de Madrid

Murcia

Comunidad de Navarra

Pais Vasco

Alava
Guipuzoca
Viscaya

La Rioja

Logrono

Comunidad Valenciana

Alicante
Castellon de la Plana
Valencia

Suggested Routes

Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Towns and Villages