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Spain: Camino de Santiago

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela

SPN42
William Melczer
Italica Press
1993
350
0934977259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is the original guide used by 12th-century pilgrims along the sacred way, reprinted with an introduction by a professor of Medieval Studies, plus endnotes and a gazetteer.
$25.00

Travels with My Donkey

SPN242
Tim Moore
St. Martin's Press
2006
328
0312320833
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this wickedly comic account of grand adventures on the 500-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela with a French-speaking donkey, Moore salts his anecdotes of fellow travelers and grand adventures with an account of the history and culture of the medieval Way of St. James.
$16.99

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, The Complete Cultural Handbook

SPN137
David Gitlitz, Linda Kay Davidson
St. Martin's Press
2000
440
0312254164
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A kilometer-by-kilometer guide to the route of St. James across northern Spain with copious information on the historical and artistic sites along the way. You probably won’t want it in your daypack, but in your suitcase it will be invaluable for previews of the following day and reflections on the preceding one.
$26.99

Northern Spain Adventure Map

SPN245
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955386
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed, overview map of the western (coastal) part of Northern Spain and the Way of St. James at a scale of 1:500,000. Extends as far east as San Sebastian. One Side. 33x49 inches.
$11.95

Galicia Map 571

SPN53
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
1
2061007694
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed regional map of Galicia (1,400,000), east to Oviedo and south to Porto and Salamanca.
$11.95

Footprint Guide Northern Spain

SPN233
Andy Symington
Footprint Handbooks
2017
576
1911082108
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed, comprehensive guide published in Britain, nicely divided between a general overview of the region and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$24.99

Way of St James: Pyrenees, Santiago, Finisterre

SPN202
Alison Raju
Cicerone
2004
160
1852843721
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A revised, expanded guide to the Spanish section of the Way of St. James, from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and on to Finisterre. As well as giving step by step directions the book also provides information on places to visit, history and practical travel details.
$19.95

Life and Food in the Basque Country

SPN125
Maria Jose Sevilla
Ivan Dee
1992
170
1561310352
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Basque life as seen through the people who practice its culinary traditions. Each chapter profiles the traditions and histories of the Basque butcher, fisherman, housewife, kaiku-maker (or society cook), with some traditional recipes.
$14.95

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Medieval European Pilgrimage, C.700-C.1500

EUR242
Diana Webb
St. Martins
2002
0333762606
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of European Christian pilgrimage from Constantine's conversion to the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
$49.99

Moorish Spain

SPN110
Richard Fletcher
University of California Press
2006
189
0520248406
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book on the history and culture of Islam in Spain is detailed but readable.
$34.95

Religion in the Medieval West

EUR243
Bernard Hamilton
Bloomsbury USA
2003
208
034080839X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Hamilton introduces religious life and spread of Catholicism through Europe in the Medieval period in this scholarly survey.
$35.95

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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 Spain.
$29.95

The Basque History of the World

SPN116
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2001
288
0140298517
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kurlansky's engaging portrait of the seven provinces of Basque lands takes in everything from language to culinary heritage, role in the Spanish Civil War and seafaring traditions.
$17.00

The Land of My Fathers, A Son's Return to the Basque Country

FRN162
Robert Laxalt, Joyce Laxalt (Photographer)
University of Nevada Press
1999
136
0874173388
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the Basque culture and people through the eyes of Robert Laxalt, who traveled through Basque country in the 60s. This book is based on Laxalt's journals and complemented by his wife's photographs.
$21.00

The Miracles of St. James, Translations from the Liber Sancti Jacobi

REL62
Thoma Coffey (Editor)
Italica Press
1996
169
0934977380
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The English translation of a Medieval writings on the pilgrimage to Santiago, and the miracles of St. James, from the Codex Calixtinus.
$18.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

What Pure Eyes Could See, Calvin's Doctrine of Faith in Its Exegetical Context

REL61
Barbara Pitkin
Oxford University Press
1999
260
0195128281
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
An analysis of the way in which Calvin's exegetical labors contributed to his understanding of faith.
$160.00

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

EUR204
Rolf Toman (Editor)
2013
500
3848004038
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
This elaborately illustrated oversize book shows in spelnded color the spread of baroque and rococo painting, architecture and sculpture styles from Rome across Europe in the 17th century.
$29.99

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Gaudi, A Biography

SPN240
Gijs van Hensbergen
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
400
0060935634
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid account of the famous architect and his work, which forever changed the landscapes of Barcelona and Catalonia.
$21.99

Off the Road, A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain

SPN312
Jack Hitt
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743261119
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An American abroad, popular NPR contributor Hitt unleashes his wit and wonder in this account of his trek, 500-miles across Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Naturally, he falls in with an odd assortment of fellow pilgrims, and adventures ensue.
$17.99

On The Road with Francis of Assisi

ITL647
Linda Bird Francke
Random House
2006
256
0345469666
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Assisi wandered for 20 years, affording Newsweek editor Francke and her patient husband plenty to see and do in the piazzas, sanctuaries and chapels of Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Venice, Gubbio, Rome and other choice spots.
$17.00

Pilgrim Stories, On and Off the Road to Santiago

SPN46
Nancy Louise Frey
University of California Press
1998
313
0520217519
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The sights, sounds -- and meaning -- of modern journeys along the "Camino de Santiago," according to interviews with those who travel it.
$31.95

Pilgrimage to the End of the World, The Road to Santiago de Campostela

SPN220
Conrad Rudolph
University of Chicago Press
2004
144
0226731278
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An engaging, literary account of 11 weeks of travels from Le Puy along the way of St. James, 1,000 miles all told.
$17.00

Roads to Santiago, A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain

SPN50
Cees Nooteboom
Harcourt Books
2000
352
0156011581
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating but erudite portrait of modern and historic Spain. Nooteboom writes quite brilliantly of Spanish art, philosophy, history, architecture and culture, as well as of the people he encountered.
$21.95

The Road to Santiago

SPN209
Kathryn Harrison
National Geographic
2003
176
0792237455
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The novelist's personal and meditative account of journeys along the Route of St. James, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela.
$20.00

Don Quixote

SPN23
Miguel de Cervantes, John Rutherford (Translator)
Penguin
2003
1072
0142437239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The most famous work in Spanish literature, rendered in a lively, modern translation. It is the picaresque tale of a romantic, mad gentleman who imagines himself a knight errant.
$17.00

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

The Song of Roland

SPN271
Robert Harrison (Translator)
Signet
2012
192
0451528573
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The medieval French epic poem recalling the gory battle which took place in 778 (as Charlemagne's rear guard was ambushed by Saracens) this text offers important insights into Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval European history. Translated by Robert Harrison.
$7.95

The Sun Also Rises

SPN33
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
256
0743297334
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona.
$16.00

For Kids

The Cricket Sings: Poems and Songs for Children

SPN97
Federico García Lorca
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1980
96
081120734X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This brief collection of folk songs and poems by Garcia Lorca (with English and Spanish on facing pages) will delight little ones and parents alike.
$10.95

Shadow of a Bull

SPN160
Maia Wojciechowska
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
151
1416933956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this compelling award-winning, young-adult novel, everyone expects Manolo to become a bullfighter like his father. Not surprisingly, it features vivid descriptions of bullfights.
$6.99

If You Were There in 1492, Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

SPN164
Barbara Brenner
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689822413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "you-were-there" history of medieval Spain, written for middle-schoolers and fun for the family. This clever illustrated history gives the facts of life in the cities and countryside from a child's point of view.
$8.99