Seville, Córdoba, and Granada: A Cultural History (Cityscapes)

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Seville, Córdoba, and Granada

Seville produced Spain's lowest ruffians, grandest grandees and a seductive gypsy culture that colors our wider perception of Spain. Seville, Cordoba, and Granada: Foreword by Ian Gibson v. Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom.


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Once Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures of East and West and hub of a sea-borne empire, Seville was defined by Spain's great seventeenth-century playwright Lope de Vega as "port and gateway to the Indies". The city retains both the swagger of its seafaring heyday, and the sensual flavor of Moorish al-Andalus.

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Seville produced Spain's lowest ruffians, grandest grandees and a seductive gypsy culture that colors our wider perception of Spain. Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. But there is an ascetic core to its sybaritic spirit. For all their fame as passionate performers, the poet Unamuno called Sevillanos "finos y frios"-refined and cool.

Seville, Cordoba, and Granada : a cultural history / Elizabeth Nash. - Version details - Trove

Once Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures of East and West and hub o Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. Once Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures of East and West and hub of a sea-borne empire, Seville was defined by Spain's great seventeenth-century playwright Lope de Vega as "port and gateway to the Indies. Seville produced Spain's lowest ruffians, grandest grandees and a seductive gypsy culture that colors our wider perception of Spain.

Elizabeth Nash explores the palaces, the mosques, the patios, fountains and wrought-iron balconies of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, cities celebrated for centuries by Europe's finest painters, poets, satirists and travel writers for their voluptuous beauty and vibrant cultural mix. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Seville, Cordoba, and Granada , please sign up.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I found this book at a used book store when looking for books on Spain to read while traveling in Spain.

It was quite good on that account, and by the time I was in Sevilla, having read it added a lot to my visit there. The writing is a bit a, I dunno know, quote-y at times, but other than that it seems to work pretty well.

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I'll have to check out her other books, like the one on Madrid. Jan 20, David rated it it was amazing. Apr 10, Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: A very entertaining read on the history and culture of Sevilla - highly recommend for anyone visiting there.