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Spain and Portugal
  • Authored by: Julia Ortiz-Griffin and William D. Griffin
  • From the Series: European Nations
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816045925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4592-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 946.0009
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 496


Spain and Portugal, a new title from the European Nations set, is a useful reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Spain and Portugal. This reservoir of information contains a concise narrative history, a chronology, and an A-to-Z encyclopedia covering significant people, places, events, and issues in Spanish and Portuguese history. In addition to history, Spain and Portugal is useful for students studying Spanish and Portuguese culture and literature as well. The authors' expertise in these areas adds an extra dimension to the content of the book by providing information that is not readily available in English anywhere else.

Coverage includes:

  • Azores
  • Barcelona
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Francisco Franco
  • Federico García Lorca
  • Antonio Gaudí
  • Ignatius of Loyola
  • Madrid
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Spanish Inquisition
  • War of the Spanish Succession
  • Miguel de Unamuno.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Julia Ortiz-Griffin is currently a professor of Spanish history, culture, and literature at The City University of New York. She is the author and editor of several volumes, including Spain and Portugal Today, as well as many articles dealing with Spanish civilization.

William D. Griffin received a Ph.D from Fordham University and is currently a professor of history at St. John's University.

Reviews and Awards

"...clearly written...nice to have all of this information concentrated in one easy-to-use and sturdily bound source."
American Reference Books Annual

"...provides an accessible overview of the history of Spain and Portugal."
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