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Aug 09, Roy Lotz rated it really liked it Shelves: Skip to content Modern-day Spain is a country changing at bewildering speed. One has only to skim the history of modern Spain to be convinced that, in the last forty years, Spaniards have thrown themselves into the future.

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The occasional anecdotes from the author’s time in Spain are helpful for lightening the text and making the narrative more personable, so it’s a shame he didn’t make more use of them.

South from Granada by Gerald Brenan, Bullfighting is covered in-depth with an unbiased yet accurate voice. A strongly recomended book for everibody with some interest in the to day Spain And I was not disappointed.


Return to Book Page. Since then, Librarian Note: How was the transition hoiper dictatorship to jlhn accomplished so smoothly?

Perhaps as a consequence of this, his tone is much more detached and as much as possible in a book of this sort objective. There are chapters devoted to the royal family, to the army, to tax, to flamenco, to the Basques, to machismo etc etc.

Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain.

Either way, this book was very dry and almost completely about politics rather than the balanced spaniardds of politics, culture, art, literature, and people that I was expecting. The attitudes of the Spanish to themselves and indeed foreigners can be quite eyeopening.

How is Spain dealing with the recent influx of immigrants from its former colonies? Since, my encounters with the Peninsula have occurred vicariously, through friends, books and internet news. It’s very engaging and, therefore, a very quick read.

The attitude here is quite the opposite. Spain is one of my favorite places on Earth.

Notify me of new posts via email. Next Valencia Photos of the Month: The result is an excellent book. Mostly impartial, and research is there. Tremlett is personal and immediate; he is married to a Spaniard, has children in Spanish schools, and thus has a lot invested in the future of Spain. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There is also a sense that in this newer edition of an older book chapters were added, but nothing was taken out, giving the overall text a bloated feel.


While much as happened politically, socially and economically to Spain since this book was written, it still serves to provide a clean, realistic picture of Spain and why the nation sits in its current form.

What was less predictable was the rate at which change unfolded, in almost every aspect of Spanish life, always sooner rather than later. A thought-provoking final chapter speculates on the future directions that Spanish society might take.

The New Spaniards

From Dictatorship to Democracy. A must read if you are going to the Iberian peninsula!!!!

I may check soaniards Ghosts of Spainpublished infor a more recent though still outdated examination of contemporary Spain. The idiosyncrasies of Spain are examined in contrast with the rest of the EU and world.