Portugal and Spain, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615309934
  • ISBN-13: 9781615309931
  • DDC: 946
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As neighbors and early rival nations, Portugal and Spain have been associated for much of their histories. Yet despite their geographic proximity on the Iberian Peninsula and shared past, each boasts distinct social, cultural, and economic identities. Readers will examine the evolution of each country, witnessing the rise of their earliest civilizations, their dramatic rivalry during the Age of Discovery, their days as empire-builders, their struggles through authoritarian regimes, and their emergence as independent nations and members of the European Union.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Portugal: The Land and Its People.
2: The Portuguese Economy.
3: Portuguese Government and Society.
4: Portuguese Cultural Life.
5: Portugal: Ancient Times to 1640.
6: Independent Portugal: From the Rise of the Bragança Dynasty to the 21st Century.
7: Spain: The Land and Its People.
8: The Spanish Economy.
9: Spanish Government and Society.
10: Spanish Cultural Life.
11: Spain: Prehistory through the Visigoths.
12: Christian Spain: From the Muslim Invasion to about 1479.
13: Muslim Spain.
14: United Spain under the Catholic Monarchs.
15: Spain under the Habsburgs.
16: Spain: From Bourbon Rule to the Second Republic.
17: Spain: From the Second Republic to the Beginning of the 21st Century.