For casual readers and travelers interested in visiting Spain A Concise History of Spain is one of the best options out there in English. It’s an introductory and concise survey that covers the history of Spain from Prehistory to the present, and not only focusing on political history, but also culture, society and prominent people. A Concise History of Spain, by William D. Phillips Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips, includes photos, illustrations, and maps to make it easier to read and understand. The authors, both professors, offer interesting insights on how the diverse geography of Spain has influenced its history, the prominent role of the Catholic Church, or conflicts with Islam and Protestantism.
- Series: Cambridge Concise Histories
- Paperback: 468 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (February 19, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107525055
- ISBN-13: 978-1107525054
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches