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The Resource Madrid : the history, Jules Stewart

Madrid : the history, Jules Stewart

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Madrid : the history
Title
Madrid
Title remainder
the history
Statement of responsibility
Jules Stewart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the heart of the Castilian plateau, far from the seething coastal resorts of Spain, sits the great city of Madrid. Perched some 2,200 feet above the distant sea, it is at once the loftiest and also the most enigmatic of Europe?s capitals: difficult to understand for the Spanish and foreigners alike. Its intense character and the abrupt manner and hectic lifestyle of the madrile䮯s can make even other Spaniards feel exhausted. Yet Madrid has a rich historical and cultural life which attracts almost eight million visitors per year, drawn to its beautiful palaces and churches, the magnificent collections of the Prado, and the pervasive echoes of a faded empire. Despite its ancient origins, Madrid feels like a modern, youthful city. But the legacy of Madrid?s "golden age"?the Spanish colonies from the Andes to the Philippines from which the city derived its wealth?remains evident in the extravagant Baroque fa࣡des of the old city. Jules Stewart here provides an insider?s account of Madrid and unveils the history and culture of one of Europe?s most fascinating, but least understood cities
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10153829
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Stewart, Jules
Dewey number
946.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Madrid (Spain)
Target audience
adult
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the history
Label
Madrid : the history, Jules Stewart
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Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.From Mayrit to Madrid -- 2.A Very Catholic Facelift -- 3.A Capital Idea-But Why? -- 4.Days of Glorious Decadence -- 5.Madrid Gets a Taste of Bourbon -- 6.1808 and All That -- 7.Madrid Comes of Age -- 8.Monarchy Is the Best Policy -- 9.!NoPasaran! -- 10.Euro Visions -- 11.Adios Franco, Hola Almodovar
Control code
000050143072
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 266 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780762814
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Madrid : the history, Jules Stewart
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.From Mayrit to Madrid -- 2.A Very Catholic Facelift -- 3.A Capital Idea-But Why? -- 4.Days of Glorious Decadence -- 5.Madrid Gets a Taste of Bourbon -- 6.1808 and All That -- 7.Madrid Comes of Age -- 8.Monarchy Is the Best Policy -- 9.!NoPasaran! -- 10.Euro Visions -- 11.Adios Franco, Hola Almodovar
Control code
000050143072
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 266 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780762814
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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