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Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps and essays on the culture, history and geography of the region. With a pullout city map of Seville. (SPN15, $23.00)

The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

by Maria Rosa Menocal | Harold Bloom

  • RELIGION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492. (SPN185, $16.00)

The Alhambra

The Alhambra

by Robert Irwin

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight. (SPN226, $16.00)

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

by Chris Stewart

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter. (SPN135, $14.95)

Andalucia Map 578

Andalucia Map 578

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • MAP

A travelers' map of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol at a scale of 1:400,000 with city plans of Seville, Malaga and Granada. (SPN107, $11.95)

 
Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville & Cordoba

Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville & Cordoba


by Dana Facaros

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Cadogan's expert authors focus on the three great cities of al-Andalus, covering the history, culture and arts of the region along with the best places to eat and stay, suggested excursions and other travel information. (SPN14, $17.95)

Culture Smart! Spain

Culture Smart! Spain


by Marian Meaney

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (SPN342, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook


by Izaskun Arretxe

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary. (SPN182, $8.99)

A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain

A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain


by Paul Richardson

  • FOOD
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A resident of Spain for the last 15 years, Richardson searches out the diversity and delight of Spain and its food in this engaging account of travels in search of a meal. (SPN344, $24.00)

A Traveller's History of Spain

A Traveller's History of Spain


by Juan Lalaguna

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A swift survey from prehistory through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present. (SPN06, $14.95)

Ghosts of Spain

Ghosts of Spain


by Giles Tremlett

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 396 PAGES

Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation. (SPN323, $19.00)

Moorish Spain

Moorish Spain


by Richard Fletcher

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 189 PAGES

This book on the history and culture of Islam in Spain is detailed but readable. (SPN110, $30.95)

Spain, The Root and the Flower

Spain, The Root and the Flower


by John A. Crow

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 455 PAGES

Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in modern Spain. (SPN13, $29.95)

The Story of the Moors in Spain

The Story of the Moors in Spain


by Stanley Lane-Poole

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 285 PAGES

A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866. (SPN12, $18.95)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Alhambra

Alhambra


by Michael Jacobs | Francisco Fernandez

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

A magnificent full color tribute to the palace complex with text by Michael Jacobs, a frequent writer on things Spanish, featuring hundreds of illuminating color photographs. Highly recommended. (SPN395, $29.95)

Painting in Spain 1500-1700

Painting in Spain 1500-1700


by Jonathan Brown

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 283 PAGES

Velazquez and El Greco are but a few of the Spanish artists discussed in this in-depth study of the art produced during Spain's golden age. (SPN183, $40.00)

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections


by James Michener

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 960 PAGES

In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful. (SPN16, $8.99)

The Tomb in Seville, Crossing Spain on the Brink of Civil War

The Tomb in Seville, Crossing Spain on the Brink of Civil War


by Norman Lewis

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 150 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Ostensibly in Spain with his brother-in-law to locate and report on the tomb of the title, Lewis finds their 1934 trip from north to south confounded by developing political events. He looks back at his adventure on the brink of the Spanish Civil War in this sharply observed account. (SPN264, $14.95)

A Season in Granada, Uncollected Poems & Prose

A Season in Granada, Uncollected Poems & Prose


by Garcia Lorca | Christopher Maurer

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A selection of poems and prose in celebration of Granada, where Garcia Lorca was raised, studied and spent much of his short life. (SPN117, $16.95)

Marks of Identity

Marks of Identity


by Juan Goytisolo | Gregory Rabassa

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Banned under Franco, this is the story of a man struggling to get along without love for his country or himself. The author has written a number of novels concerning Spain on the periphery of the Western and Islamic worlds. (SPN25, $15.00)

Platero and I

Platero and I


by Juan Ramon Jimenez | Eloise Roach

  • LITERATURE
  • 1983
  • PAPER
  • 218 PAGES

This lyric portrait of life -- and the little donkey, Platero -- in a remote Andalusian village is the masterpiece of Juan Ramon Jimenez, the Spanish poet awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature. (SPN214, $19.95)

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Peter R. Bush

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

This collection of 30 stories form a “who's who” of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona. (SPN173, $14.95)

The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights


by Husain Haddawy

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 518 PAGES

Translator Husain Haddawy grew up hearing his grandmother's friends re-tell these tales on winter nights in Baghdad. A wonderful introduction to Islamic Andalucia, the tales, translated from the oldest remaining Arabic version, bring to life the culture and society of the Islamic world at its height. (ARB10, $17.95)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

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