From The Ancient Phoenicians Through Maimonides To Pablo Picasso S Retrospective Exhibit At The Museum Of Moden Art In , This Fascinating Swift Trip Through The Past Spans Than Three Thousand Years Of Spain S Andalusian Civilization, The Oldest In The Western World Allen Josephs Focuses On The Cultural Distinctions That Have Set Andalucia Apart Throughout Recorded History Its Oriental Origins, Its Ancient Commerce And Industry, Its Religious Practices, And Its Varied Artistic Expression Of Those Practices Through Music, Dance, And The Drama Of Toreo In A Marvel Of Synthesis, Josephs Interweaves The Writings Of Poets, Historians, And Archaeologists From Strabo And Polybius To Adolph Schulten, Richard Ford, Jose Ortega Y Gasset, And Federico Garcia Lorca To Illuminate The Pervasive Influence Of This Ancient Culture On All Hispanic Peoples Allen Josephs Is University Research Professor And Professor Of Spanish In The Department Of English And Foreign Languages At The University Of West Florida, Pensacola He Has Published A Number Of Books, As Well As Articles In Scholarly Journals And In The Atlantic, Boston Review, New Republic, And New York Times Book Review This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Spain and its past It is a well written, erudite coverage of the history of Andalusia and the unbroken links that it has with prehistory It certainly has made me aware of much about Spain that I never knew before Although it is not an easy read, I needed the dictionary on hand most of the time it is well worth persevering with it My perspective on Andalusia, on flamenco, Picasso and even bull fighting has widened considerably since reading it It is one of those books that you want to share with others.
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- 187 pages
- White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture
- Allen Josephs
- 03 October 2018 Allen Josephs