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Spain: Granada to Seville

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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 Alhambra

SPN226
Robert Irwin
Harvard University Press
2004
213
0674060333
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
$17.50

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

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

SPN15
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465438351
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps, essays on the culture, history and geography of Andalusia, along with a practical block-by-block guide to Seville.
$23.00

Andalucia Map 578

SPN107
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2061007651
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville & Cordoba

SPN14
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2011
208
1860113893
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Culture Smart! Spain

SPN342
Marian Meaney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.99

Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook

SPN182
Izaskun Arretxe
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214421
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Wallpaper City Guide Seville

SPN562
Jeremy Case
Phaidon Press
2013
102
0714866083
PAPER
Guidebook
6/10/2013
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain

SPN344
Paul Richardson
Scribner
2009
288
0743284933
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.99

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

Ghosts of Spain

SPN323
Giles Tremlett
Bloomsbury USA
2007
396
0802716741
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God

SPN570
Steven Nightingale
Counterpoint
2016
320
1619027011
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Nightingale illuminates the long obscured medieval zenith of Granada, considered an intellectual hotbed until it was sacked by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. Granada’s cultural accomplishments include the first modern translations of Greek philosophy and the introduction of algebra.
$17.95

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

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 Story of the Moors in Spain

SPN12
Stanley Lane-Poole
Black Classic Press
2010
285
0933121199
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866.
$18.95

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

Alhambra

SPN395
Michael Jacobs, Francisco Fernandez (Photographer)
Frances Lincoln
2009
192
0711225184
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Painting in Spain 1500-1700

SPN183
Jonathan Brown
Yale University Press
1998
283
0300064748
PAPER
Art & Architecture
7/1/2017
0
0
0
0
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.
$45.00

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Tomb in Seville

SPN582
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2014
192
1780600089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A harrowing, yet heartwarming travelogue by the journalist-author. Commissioned by his father-in-law to find a family tomb in the Seville cathedral, Norman Lewis journeys into Spain, unawares that a civil war will soon begin.
$32.00

Platero and I

SPN214
Juan Ramon Jimenez, Eloise Roach (Translator)
University of Texas Press
1983
218
0292764790
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

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 Arabian Nights

ARB10
Husain Haddawy
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
518
0393331660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

SPN574
Ernest Garcia, Eduardo De Juana
Bloomsbury USA
2015
688
1408124807
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive book on the birds of Iberia covers the status and distribution of each species in the region and also includes photos and introductory chapters on climate, habitats and the history of Iberian ornithology.
$86.00

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

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

I, Juan de Pareja

SPN155
Elizabeth De Trevino
Macmillan
1984
180
0374435251
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Award-winning children's novel, based on a true story, chronicles the evolution of the friendship between the Spanish painter Velazquez and his African slave. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

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

Spain, The People

SPN165
Tara Steele, Noa Lior
Aa Balkema
2001
32
0778797333
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A pictorial and factual introduction to the people of Spain, geared for middle-schoolers. Chapters cover traditions, history, city and village life, homes, school, entertainment and food.
$7.95

Isabel, Jewel of Castille: Spain, 1466

SPN187
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2000
202
0439078059
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The imagined diary of Isabella when she was still a youngster, written for middle schoolers. The book is designed to feel like a real princess's diary, with gold-embossed pages and a sturdy binding.
$10.95

Secrets in the House of Delgado

SPN188
Gloria Miklowitz
Aa Balkema
2002
182
0802852106
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set in Spain in 1492 in the thick of the Inquisition, this historical novel tells of what happens when a Catholic orphan, taken in by a Catholic family of Jewish ancestry, agrees to spy on her protectors. For ages 9-12.
$8.00

The Story of Ferdinand

SPN212
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Puffin
1936
72
0140502343
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This beloved story of a bull who loved to smell flowers has lost none of its enchantment over the decades. Simple pen-and-ink drawings beautifully evoke the wildlife, landscapes and people of Spain.
$7.99

Spain or Shine

SPN304
Michelle Jellen
Puffin
2005
224
0142403687
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Elena goes to Spain to strike out on her own, but the 16 year-old must first overcome her insecurities. The third book in the SASS (Students Across the Seven Seas) series.
$7.99

More Books

Marks of Identity

SPN25
Juan Goytisolo, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
Serpent's Tail
2003
352
1852427671
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Miracle in Seville, a Novel

SPN593
James Michener
Dial Press
2015
128
0812986814
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A dazzling short novel by Pulitzer-Prize winner Michener set in Seville, Spain. A skeptical American journalist visits a Spanish rancher who is trying to revive his once-proud line of bulls. Convinced that it will take a miracle, the rancher inspires the journalist with herculean acts of faith and devotion.
$14.00

Worth Looking For

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

SPN264
Norman Lewis
Carroll & Graff
2006
150
0786716878
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
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.
$14.95