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Interesting Books in the Circulating Collection
The Development of Modern Spain by
Call Number: HC385 .T64313 2000
Publication Date: 2000
This reinterpretation of the history of modern Spain from the Enlightenment to the threshold of the twenty-first century explains the surprising changes that took Spain from a backward and impoverished nation, with decades of stagnation, civil disorder, and military rule, to one of the ten most developed economies in the world. The culmination of twenty years' work by the dean of economic history in Spain, founder of the Revista de Historia Económica and recipient of the Premio Rey Juan Carlos, Spain's highest honor for an academic, the book is rigorously analytical and quantitative, but eminently accessible. It reveals views and approaches little explored until now, showing how the main stages of Spanish political history have been largely determined by economic developments and by a seldom mentioned factor: human capital formation. It is comparative throughout, and concludes by applying the lessons of Spanish history to the plight of today's developing nations.
Reconstructing Spain by
Call Number: DP23 .V54 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Exploring the role of cultural heritage in postconflict reconstruction—whether as a motor for the prolongation of violence or as a resource for building reconciliation—this book centers on the material practices and rhetorical strategies developed around cultural heritage in post–civil war Spain and the victorious Franco regime’s reconstruction. The analysis seeks to capture a discursively complex set of practices that made up the reconstruction and in which a variety of Spanish heritage sites were claimed, rebuilt or restored, and represented in various ways as signs of historical narratives, political legitimacy, and group identity. To ascertain the possible impact of post–civil war reconstruction in the medium term, the book examines two time frames: the period of political transition that followed General Franco’s death in 1975; and the period 2004–2008, when Rodríguez Zapatero’s government undertook initiatives to “recover the historic memory” of the war and dictatorship. The observations made of the Spanish reconstruction are analyzed in terms of how they might reveal general trends in postconflict reconstruction processes in relation to cultural heritage in current situations throughout the world.
España y Los Españoles de Hoy by
Call Number: DP48 .O53 2008
Publication Date: 2008
España y los españoles de hoy: Historia, sociedad y cultura takes a comprehensive approach to the study of Spanish culture by looking at history, society and culture with a primary emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. Divided into three parts, the first section looks to the 20th century to see how it shaped Spain today. It also includes an in-depth focus on modern Spanish society: family, birth rate, immigration, youth, customs, and cultural identity. It ends with an examination of culture in Spain, especially the arts. With content focused primarily on the past two centuries, students using España y los españoles de hoy receive a much more focused study of modern-day Spanish civilization and culture than they would with other books that provide basic overviews of the past two thousand years in Spain. España y los españoles de hoy balances history, society and culture, challenging the student at an intellectually advanced level. Appropriate for advanced courses in Spanish civilization and culture, España y los españoles de hoy can also be used in history, and anthropology, and Spanish study abroad programs.