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1st Edition

Iberian Worlds

ISBN 9780415947725
Published November 12, 2008 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Iberian Worlds is an imaginative, short text that dramatically depicts important globalization themes and processes through the important flows and impacts Spain and Portugal have had with many important regions of the world for many centuries. Spain and Portugal have long histories at the cutting-edge of world relations, managing far-flung empires, and author Gary McDonogh stresses this historical perspective as well as foregrounding the vast present world fostered by the "Iberian project" - Latin America, Southern Europe, parts of Asia and Africa, in which Spain and Portugal possess enormous power.

Table of Contents

1. Empires and Nations, Centers and Peripheries  2. Geographies of Place: Coasts and Mountains, Climates and Islands  3. Cities. Countryside and Citizens  4. Between Africa and Europe  5. Global Iberias: Latin American and Asian Images and Connections.  Conclusions: Barcelona and Catalonia as Iberian Microcosm 

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Gary W. McDonogh has devoted more than three decades to anthropological studies of Iberian cities and peoples in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is currently Professor and Director of the Program in Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr College and coordinator of the concentration in Latino, Latin American and Iberian Peoples and Cultures.


"McDonogh's very informative work includes substantive material on Portugal as well as Spain, with even a bow toward Andorra....Based largely on an impressive array of secondary materials as enriched by the author's personal experiences, this book is appropriate for informed general readers and scholars - Recommended."

-- Choice, August 2009