Only in Spain

And why shouldn't she? Only in Spain is a foot-stomping, full-on firecracker of a memoir—crackling with energy, food, dance, gypsies, and love—that will capture your heart with the first "Olé!" "A vivid, entertaining memoir.

Author: Nellie Bennett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402293860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies? Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs to do is infuse a little passion into her routine—through flamenco dance lessons, for instance. What Nellie doesn't realize is that flamenco is not just a dance—it's a way of life that seems much more enticing than her depressing retail gig. So she packs her suede dance shoes and leaves everything she knows behind, flying halfway around the world to seek the authentic experience in Seville, where the dark-eyed gypsy boys and mouth-watering tapas are enough to make Nellie want to stay in Spain forever. And why shouldn't she? Only in Spain is a foot-stomping, full-on firecracker of a memoir—crackling with energy, food, dance, gypsies, and love—that will capture your heart with the first "Olé!" "A vivid, entertaining memoir...Bennett had me itching to pack my bag and join her."—Ann Vanderhoof, author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes and The Spice Necklace


Poor Folk in Spain

Only in Spain is the guitar—the most complete of solo instruments—heard in its
true perfection. But even in Spain the cult of the guitar is dying out. Nowadays, at
marriages, births or christenings the guitar is no longer inevitable, for the cheap ...

Author: Cora Gordon

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465551697

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The Civil Law in Spain and Spanish America

Buenos Ayres or the Argentine Republic, as it is now called, had not only
practically established her independence in 1813, after the decisive battles of
Tucuman, fought on September 24, 1812, and Salts, on February 20, 1813,
although she ...

Author: C.S. Walton

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878101726

Category: History

Page: 672

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The civil law in Spain and Spanish-America, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Philippine islands, and the Spanish Civil code in force, annotated and with references to the Civil codes of Mexico, Central and South America, with a history of all the Spanish codes, and summary of canonical laws, of the principal fueros, ordenamientos, councils and ordenanzas of Spain from the earliest times to the twentieth century, including the Spanish, Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican autonomical constitutions, and a history of the laws of the Indies--Recopilacion de leyes de los reynos de las Indias.

Legitimacy the only salvation for Spain By W Walton

Spain. independent kingdoms and a gross infraction of the Law of Nations , this
extraordinary Treaty furnishes a striking specimen of actual interference in the
domestic concerns of other States , at the moment that pledges of non -
intervention ...

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The Cultural Dynamics of Democratization in Spain

of political participation as it follows newspaper reading and television viewing in
Spain and Korea The relationship between newspaper reading and participation
is strongly , linearly positive not only in Spain and Korea but also in Brazil .

Author: Peter McDonough

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801435164

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 734

Since the death of Franco in 1975, Spain has made a successful transition to democracy. This book looks at what that transition has meant for the Spanish people. Drawing on national surveys taken in 1978, 1980, 1984, and 1990, the authors explore three questions: What is the basis of the new regime's political legitimacy? How did Spanish democracy move from the conservative center-right coalition that engineered the transition to the socialist government that consolidated it? And why is political participation so low among Spaniards? The answers to the first two questions highlight the ambiguity built into the political contrast with the Franco regime and a certain appreciation of the material accomplishments of authoritarianism, the pivotal role of the king in opting for democracy while symbolically spanning traditional and modernizing forces, and finally a movement from foundational issues to economic and social concerns. In response to the third question, the authors illuminate the participatory shortfall in Spanish politics by comparing Spain with Brazil and Korea, two post-authoritarian societies where political involvement is much higher. They consider long-term structural factors as well as short-term strategic actions that have contributed to low civic engagement. --Cristina Leston-Bandeira "South European Society and Politics"

National plan for quality assessment of universities in Spain Summary of the final report second round May 2000

However , when carrying out a deep analysis of the research dimension , the
Assessment Guide seems to be of less help , as only 58 per cent of the
descriptions and 46 per cent of the evaluations made seem to be clearly founded
on evidence ...

Author: Centro para la Innovación y Desarrollo de la Educación a Distancia (España)

Publisher: Ministerio de Educación

ISBN: 9788436934434

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 61

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Spain

Growthwas only 0.6 percentduring the period 1935–50, while in the rest of
Europeit was2.7 percent.Only in 1950 didlevels of industrial production once
again equalthe levels in1930.Spain fell behind Italy and did not even
begintoclose the gap ...

Author: Javier Tusell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434272X

Category: History

Page: 504

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This comprehensive survey of Spain’s history looks at the major political, social, and economic changes that took place from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the twenty-first century. A thorough introduction to post-Civil War Spain, from its development under Franco and subsequent transition to democracy up to the present day Tusell was a celebrated public figure and historian. During his lifetime he negotiated the return to Spain of Picasso’s Guernica, was elected UCD councillor for Madrid, and became a respected media commentator before his untimely death in 2005 Includes a biography and political assessment of Francisco Franco Covers a number of pertinent topics, including fascism, isolationism, political opposition, economic development, decolonization, terrorism, foreign policy, and democracy Provides a context for understanding the continuing tensions between democracy and terrorism, including the effects of the 2004 Madrid Bombings

The Jews of Spain

Spain, imbued with its universal Christian spirit of love for all the races on earth,
contributed to the rescue of Jews, and acted more for spiritual than for merely
legal or political reasons. Our government's aid was extended not only to
Spanish ...

Author: Gerber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107831

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization, which they created on Spanish soil. This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Remembering Spain

Honor and Trauma : Hemingway and the Lincoln Vets Although Hemingway ' s
essay ( or prose poem ) " On the American Dead in Spain " is well known not only
to Hemingway scholars but also to virtually everyone interested in the history of ...

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252021244

Category: Spain

Page: 39

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Manuel de Falla and Modernism in Spain 1898 1936

Easily accessible foreign texts are given here only in English; when possible, fine
translations already in print (such as those by Anthony Kerrigan of Miguel de
Unamuno and José Ortega y Gasset) appear. For less readily available sources,
 ...

Author: Carol A. Hess

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226330389

Category: Music

Page: 347

View: 844

Although studies of Modernism have focused largely on European nations, Spain has been conspicuously neglected. As Carol A. Hess argues in this compelling book, such neglect is wholly undeserved. Through composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), Hess explores the advent of Modernism in Spain in relation to political and cultural tensions prior to the Spanish Civil War. The result is a fresh view of the musical life of Spain that departs from traditional approaches to the subject and reveals an open and constantly evolving aesthetic climate.

Sir John Moore Speaks Spanish His Views on Spanish People and on Patriot Spain in the Peninsular War

The people would be amused and animated not only against the Enemy, but in
rivalry with each other” (Moore 159). But the Junta Central was not the only
organism with power in Spain: since the times of Ferdinand and Isabella there
was in ...

Author: Tamara PÉREZ FERNÁNDEZ

Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca

ISBN:

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La publicación de este volumen representa un caso relativamente insólito. Un pequeño grupo de jóvenes investigadores de menos de treinta años convence a un grupo mucho más numeroso de la misma edad para celebrar en Salamanca la First Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. El resultado es deslumbrante. No solo demuestran una gran capacidad organizativa, sino que los resultados individuales de las aportaciones científicas son sobresalientes. Este volumen, Current Trends in Anglophone Studies, recoge una selección revisada de las propuestas presentadas en el Encuentro y gira en torno a una estructuración tripartita clásica: estudios culturales, lingüísticos y literarios. En ella caben todos aquellos que se mueven en el campo de los estudios anglófonos. Cada uno de estos campos podría haber sido suficiente para celebrar un congreso, pero parece razonable que en este tipo de encuentros tengan cabida todos. De ese modo, este volumen se convierte en un ejemplo de aproximación interdisciplinar a los estudios anglófonos. Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, sobresale la variedad de temas tratados, así como la internacionalización de los autores, dentro de este apartado. Estudiantes españoles e italianos acometen estudios relacionados con la música, la pintura, el cine, la traducción, la marginalidad social o el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la producción artística. Si no pareciera demasiado atrevido, podría decirse que estos jóvenes estudiosos irían más allá de lo que un día ya lejano pudieron imaginar Richard Hoggard o Raymond Williams. Los estudios aquí presentados reflejan, sin duda, la evolución que la propia sociedad ha experimentado en estos últimos cincuenta años y exploran la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria, y los contextos económicos, políticos e históricos. No es de extrañar que una gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centren en el estudio de la lengua, ya que la demanda del inglés se ha incrementado de forma considerable en los últimos años. Sobresalen los análisis puramente filológicos y sobre todo los relacionados con el aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua. Por eso, destacan estudios que contemplan rasgos morfológicos, léxicos o sintácticos. Sin embargo, el mayor número de participaciones hace referencia al ya citado aprendizaje del inglés como L2, tanto desde el análisis de materiales, como desde la práctica oral o escrita. Las contribuciones literarias ofrecen una evaluación teórica, formal e interpretativa de distintas tendencias desde perspectivas tanto interdisciplinares como interculturales. Cronológicamente los estudios abarcan textos desde el siglo XVIII hasta nuestros días, con un acento especial en los autores más contemporáneos y en el género narrativo. En general estos estudios se fijan en textos concretos y los analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Pero abundan menos las aproximaciones desde la teoría literaria, desde la técnica narrativa o, como tal vez cabría esperar al tratarse de estudiantes tan jóvenes, desde la aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías. Por el contrario, se repiten temas como los traumas heredados de la Guerra de Vietnam, las cicatrices del 11 de septiembre o los problemas de género. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos claramente prometedora, que transmite la seguridad de que el futuro de la Filología Inglesa está en buenas manos y podrá experimentar una positiva evolución en los próximos años. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes individuales y, sobre todo, a los organizadores del evento, y editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y de saber hacer.

Spain

Unemployment had risen to a record high of over 26 per cent and youth
unemployment escalating towards 60 per cent, second only to that of Greece,
and the continued large public budget deficits were making Spain's debt rise at a
record ...

Author: Carsten Humlebæk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441102523

Category: History

Page: 240

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Part of the successful 'Inventing the Nation' history series, this book provides an authoritative and compelling history of Spain in the modern period. Humlebæk places a strong emphasis on the construction of the Spanish national identity and looks at how this identity has emerged and survived amidst the tensions created by the competing, distinct regional identities that exist within the country. Language and language policy, decisive factors in the development of these tensions, are thoroughly examined as Carsten Humlebæk explores the history of Spain along with the very nature of what it is to be Spanish. Beginning with the Napoleonic invasion and the annexation of Spain in 1808, Humlebæk traces Spain's political history through to the present day. He considers the impact of events like the Spanish Civil War and regimes like that of the Restoration on the Spanish sense of national identity before contemplating the future for Spain as a nation-state. This book is the ideal volume for all students of history interested in the modern history of Spain.

Institutions of Modern Spain

Indeed , opposition leaders feel that Spain's negotiators did not fight the case
with sufficient vigour , so concerned were they not to ' rock the boat ' . Otherwise ,
the only crack in the edifice of generalised solidarity with Europe appeared in
1994 ...

Author: Michael T. Newton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521575089

Category: History

Page: 379

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This book provides a unique and comprehensive guide to Spain's political and economic institutions. The authors show how these have evolved over the last decade to reflect the increasing regionalisation of public life and genuine integration of the country into European Union institutions. Informed comment at the end of each chapter balances detailed descriptions of the institutions concerned, and careful cross-referencing ensures an understanding of the key links between organisations. This is an expanded, revised and fully-updated edition of the authors' book Spain: a Guide to Political and Economic Institutions, first published in 1987

Music in Spain During the Eighteenth Century

Grave tr tr 9197 15 tr Ex . 15.4 : Tocata 7 , Grave , bars 11-18 Spain the title
toccata ' often appears as a synonym for ... 6 , 11 and 27 ( a significant total
bearing in mind that only thirty sonatas by this composer are known ) .12 But
neither can ...

Author: Malcolm Boyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481397

Category: Music

Page: 269

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This volume of essays on Spanish music in the eighteenth century covers stage genres, orchestral and instrumental music and vocal music (both sacred and secular). Traditional musicology has tended to see the Spanish eighteenth century as a period of decline, but this volume shows it to be rich in interest and achievement, and offers a new perspective on the relationship between Spanish music of the period and that of other countries, Italy and Austria in particular.

Anarchist Ideology and the Working class Movement in Spain 1868 1898

... combined with hard economic times throughout much of Spain at this time ,
inevitably took their toll on the organization , as did ... By the end of 1887 , the
organization counted only a few active federations , including those located in
former ...

Author: George Richard Esenwein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520063983

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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Soccer in Spain

Soccer's enormous popularity with the masses has caused many prominent
intellectuals, not only in Spain but also throughout the world, to proclaim it an
activity for the common and uncultured individual. One of soccer's earliest and
most ...

Author: Timothy J. Ashton

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810891743

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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In the last few years, Spanish soccer has surged to the forefront of the sport, with the national team winning the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. Soccer has long been a global social phenomenon that captivates the masses, and this is clearly evident in the people of Spain. Since the formation of Spain’s first club teams at the turn of the 20th century, the sport of soccer has long been connected with Spain’s internal historical and socio-political disputes. In Soccer in Spain, Timothy Ashton not only details the strong relationship between soccer and politics in Spain, but also demonstrates the multifaceted connection the sport has with other aspects of Spanish society, namely literature and film. This book opens the doors into Spanish literature, film, and politics as they pertain to soccer, and will be especially worthwhile and significant for soccer fans and scholars alike.

The Triumph of Democracy in Spain

Unfortunately, the bulk of the literature exists only in Spanish. Broadly speaking,
books on the transition period fall into three categories. Memoirs, of varying
degrees of self-interest, have been produced by many of the principal
protagonists ...

Author: Paul Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134951418

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Triumph of Democracy in Spain tells a gripping story of the tortuous creation of Spain's constitutional monarchy. The book provides an authoritative account of the tribulations of the forces of progress, beginning in 1969 with the disintegration of Franco's dictatorship and ending with the remarkable Socialist election victory in 1982.

Jewish Remnants in Spain

... a single building. Only in a few instances, and only in those towns ... The
aesthetic blight of the twentieth century has, for the most part, affected only the
centers of the towns; the peripheries remain the same as in years past.
Fortunately, the ...

Author: Sidney David Markman

Publisher: Scribe Publishers

ISBN: 0972723706

Category: History

Page: 235

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Beginning with a brief summary of Spanish Jewry, the work considers twenty-five pre-Expulsion Jewish communities. The few remnants of the transcendent history of the Jews in Spain can be considered prophetic of what was to transpire in twentieth-century Europe. The institutionalized legal process, which led to the Holy Office of the Inquisition and the Edict of Expulsion in 1492, carried out a plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Jewish Remnants in Spain may serve as a guidebook for tourists, especially Jewish tourists. The 183 in situ illustrations included are the author's original work.

A Romantic in Spain

Toledo is one of the most ancient cities , not only in Spain , but , if the chroniclers
are to be believed , in the whole universe . The more moderate of them fix the
date of its foundation before the Flood . ( Why not in the days of the pre - Adamite
 ...

Author: Théophile Gautier

Publisher: Signal Books

ISBN: 9781902669397

Category: Spain

Page: 312

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In May 1840, Thophile Gautier, the enfant terrible of the French Romantic movement, set off by coach from Paris for a journey to Spain. Hired by the journal La Presse to send back regular installments of travelogue, Gautier recorded his experiences and impressions with extraordinary vividness and enthusiasm. The end result was the book Voyage en Espagne (1845), an enthralling piece of travel writing later translated into English as A Romantic in Spain.