Espana y Su Civilizacion

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This book is designed as a second- or third-year college text that presents the civilization of Spain in all its manifestations: history, literature, the arts, and popular culture. In this revision, all important cultural and historical information from previous editions has been retained, and new information about modern-day political organizations and culture has been added. With increased emphasis on the regional diversity of Spain and improved coverage of the contributions of women, this text introduces students to Spanish civilizations and culture.

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Last two chapters have been revised to reflect changes and recent developments in contemporary Spain.
New 60 minute authentic video footage with be integrated into the text with an icon.
Many new maps and photos have been included to update the look and feel of the text.
Post-reading questions have been revised to include two types: a) information questions and b) thought questions.
Source materials have been expanded to allow students to investigate a topic in depth on their own or with other students. This material will also be helpful for profs in devising out of class assignments.
Only Spanish Civilization text on the market that is in Spanish.
Survey text providing a panoramic overview of Spanish civilization from pre-history to the present
Written from an anthropological and cultural perspective.
Each of the 15 chapters are arranged chronologically and thematically, dealing with history, literature, and art within a specific historical period.
Every unit has an entire chapter each on literature, culture, and art.
Each unit ends with a list of source materials for further reading or inspection, including audio-visual items.
Topics treated are of high-interest such as film, women's issues, and national identities within Spain.

About the Author:

Michael Ugarte is a professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of numerous studies on the modern literature of Spain, including a book on the novels of Juan Gotisolo, Trilogy of Treason. As a Guggenheim fellow, he completed a book on Spanish Civil War exile literature, Shifting Ground, and, more recently, Madrid 1900. His father, Francisco Ugarte, original author of España y su civilización, found a new home in New Hampshire after the turmoil and hardship resulting from the Spanish Civil War.

Kathleen McNerney is an ecclectic scholar whose works include studies of writers from various times and places. She is the author of books on the fifteenth-century poet Ausias March and the novelist Joanot Martorell as well as works on contemporary Catalan women writers. She has also written about Spanish, French, and Latin American authors - both classic and current. McNerney is from New Mexico and teaches literature, humanities, and women's studies at West Virginia University. In 1990, she was awarded the Catalonia Prize for diffusion of Catalan culture, and in 1995 she was designated Benedum Distinguished Scholar by her institution.

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