Higher Education

Culturas de España, 2nd Edition

  • Carmen Pereira-Muro Texas Tech University
  • ISBN-10: 1285053648  |  ISBN-13: 9781285053646
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $134.00
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Taking a student-centered approach to learning, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2e truly engages students with its wealth of authentic texts and visual materials while encouraging them to think critically about the cultures of Spain. Developed for Spanish students at the fifth-semester level or higher, this insightful reader makes an excellent main text in a civilization, culture, or reading course. A departure from traditional texts, which present Spanish civilization as a neutral recounting of historical facts, events, and data, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2e emphasizes that history, culture, and civilization are concepts under constant construction. An intriguing conceptual focus brings to life the history and everyday experiences that shape national identity. The exciting new Second Edition also features vibrant four-color inserts and a new specialized companion website.

Features and Benefits

  • Packed with authentic materials, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA provides a wealth of texts, realia, fine art, and photos covering the major historical periods.
  • In addition to accessible coverage of Spain's colorful history, the text highlights the disparate cultures that comprise Spain--encouraging students to analyze, compare, and discuss these cultures.
  • Offering additional insight, the companion website provides expanded coverage of topics and themes in the text.

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1. La formación de España: de la prehistoria a los visigodos.
Capítulo 2. La España medieval: un mosaico político y cultural.
Capítulo 3. Hacia la unidad de España y la formación de un imperio: el reinado de los Reyes. Católicos y el descubrimiento europeo de América.
Capítulo 4. El imperio español: Carlos I y Felipe II.
Capítulo 5. El siglo XVII: ¿un siglo de oro?
Capítulo 6. El siglo XVIII: conflictos entre modernidad y tradición.
Capítulo 7. El siglo XIX: hacia la construcción de una nación moderna.
Capítulo 8. Del siglo XX al siglo XXI: la España contemporánea.
Capítulo 9. El Estado de las autonomías y las nacionalidades históricas: Galicia, Cataluña y el País Vasco.
Capítulo 10. La economía de la España contemporánea: entre el optimismo y la preocupación.
Capítulo 11. La sociedad española contemporánea: evolución y tradición.
Capítulo 12. La cultura contemporánea.

What's New

  • More engaging than ever, the thoroughly revised Chapters 9-12 now cover more recent history as well as contemporary situations and issues.
  • Added texts complement CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA's wealth of authentic materials.
  • Vibrant new four-color inserts feature the most important photos and maps.
  • The new specialized companion website features a link to facilitate the Mas allá section in each chapter.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carmen Pereira-Muro

Carmen Pereira-Muro is Associate Professor of Spanish at Texas Tech University. Previously she served as Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Miami and Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at Albion College. Her literature and culture research interests include 18th- and 19th-century studies with a focus on questions of gender and nationalism, Spanish Realist Novel, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Transatlantic Studies, Galician Studies, and Poetry. Honored with the 2010 Texas Tech President's Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Pereira-Muro is a referee for LETRAS FEMENINAS and a referee and member of the editorial board for CÉFIRO. She earned her B.A. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.