Some 750 alphabetically-arranged entries provide insights into recent cultural and political developments within Spain, including the cultures of Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque country. Coverage spans from the end of the Civil War in 1939 to the present day, with emphasis on the changes following the demise of the Franco dictatorship in 1975.
Entries range from shorter, factual articles to longer overview essays offering in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense. Entries include:
* Antonio Banderas
This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in Spanish culture. It provides essential cultural context for students of Spanish, European History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
'… consistently annotated, relevant and numerous bibliographic references. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.' - Library Journal
'Well-done and appealing, highly recommended for collections serving Iberian or European area or cultural studies.' - Choice
'the book serves an old-fashioned defintion of culture as well as pointing to the future' The Times Higher, September 8 2000
'This unique work contains a wealth of information on Contemporary Spain, and is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.' - American Reference Books Annual 2000 Edition
'This wide-ranging and well-organised work provides an excellent resource to be added to the reference collections of those requiring insights into cultural and political developments within Spain since the end of the Civil War. Everything from fashion to sport to science appears to fall under the term 'culture' here, and the list of contributors is an impressive one. …there are some 750 alphabetically-arranged entries ranging from the shorter factual article to the larger overview essay, the latter featuring annotated suggestions for further reading in both English and Spanish. A thorough and comprehensive system of cross-references, a thematic contents list and a detailed subject index further aid accessibility in this tome, which successfully brings together high quality writing with the very best characteristics of an encyclopedia.' British Bulletin of Publications, No 103, October 2000.