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Spaniards: An Introduction to Their History epub

by Americo Castro


Spaniards: An Introduction to Their History epub

ISBN: 0520041771

ISBN13: 978-0520041776

Author: Americo Castro

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Univ of California Pr; New edition edition (May 1, 1981)

Pages: 640 pages

ePUB book: 1866 kb

FB2 book: 1473 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 374

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Américo Castro y Quesada was a Spanish cultural historian, philologist, and literary critic who challenged some of the prevailing notions of Spanish identity, raising heated controversy with his conclusions that Spaniards didn't become the distinct group they are today until after the Islamic conquest of Hispania of 711, an event that turned them into an Iberian caste coexisting among Moors and Américo.

This ambitious book by Américo Castro is not simply a history of the Spanish. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Spaniards: An Introduction to Their History as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Home Browse Books Book details, The Structure of Spanish History. Although this book is based upon España en su historia (Spain in Her History) published in 1948, many modifications and additions have been introduced into the text. The Structure of Spanish History. By Américo Castro, Edmund L. King. An increased interest in the theoretical problem of history has made necessary a change of title. Every historian, consciously or unconsciously, is backed by some previous theory of history, original or borrowed, which in most cases remains unexpressed.

Américo Castro (1885–1972) was born in Brazil to António Castro and Carmen Quesada . In 1965 a new introduction was added to create the version that would be revised into The Spaniards: An Introduction to Their History.

Américo Castro (1885–1972) was born in Brazil to António Castro and Carmen Quesada, Spanish merchants who returned to Spain with the family when their infant boy was four. Castro grew up in Granada, earned his doctorate at the University of Madrid, and went on to forge a revolutionary new vision of Spain in respect to its history and culture. The publication of his El pensamiento de Cervantes (1925; The Thought of Cervantes) established Castro as a globally influential Cervantes scholar.

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An introduction to colonial Brazil. Albert Eckhout, Series of eight figures. Church of São Francisco de Assis, Ouro Preto. When the Spanish Crown learned of the promise of wealth offered by vast continents that had been previously unknown to Europeans, they sent forces to colonize the land, convert the indigenous populations, and extract resources from their newly claimed territory. These new Spanish territories officially became known as viceroyalties, or lands ruled by viceroys who were second to-and a stand-in for-the Spanish king.

After the Spanish Civil War, Castro's studies focused on how modern Spanish history was adversely affected by the shift of Spain's military and political. See The Spaniards: An Introduction to their History (1948; tr. 1971); selected essays (1977). The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

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Excellent read. Very insightful , shed a light on the term 'Spaniard'. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Americo Castro, himself a Spaniard, has done a remarkable job of revealing to the interested student the peculiarity of the Spanish mind. Because of the intensity of the Spanish spirit and the strength of its culture, what is revealed is, I discovered, applicable to Hispanic peoples as a whole, be they of the Old World or the New. Read first the Addendum and Appendix. They more than hint at what to expect, and provide a reference point from which to judge more current events, such as the NAZI holocaust, Communist Russia's banishments to Siberia and, most recently, the Serbian expulsion of Kosovars. It is a work most suited to the serious student in search of a deeper understanding of human nature and the development of antagonistic cultures. A brilliant work of Spanish History and, because of Spain's considerable influence at the height of its glory, a must for anyone familiar with the language, but who needs more cultural insight.