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    DescriptionThis is a rare travelogue of an adventurous Charlestonian that highlights the rich intellectual life of the antebellum South. Privately published in 1861, James Johnston Pettigrew's "Notes on Spain and the Spaniards, in the Summer of 1859, with a Glance at Sardinia" is a rare lost artifact of intellectual life in the Old South written by an adventurous spirit well versed in European history, architecture, and literature. This Southern Classics edition makes the volume available publically for the first time and is enhanced with a new introduction by Southern historian and Pettigrew's biographer, Clyde N. Wilson. Pettigrew's travelogue records his experiences and impressions as an educated Southerner eager to immerse himself in Iberian and Mediterranean culture. He describes interactions with Spaniards, including the manners of men and attractiveness of women; shows keen understanding of Islamic contributions to Spanish history; and, expresses his sympathy for the plights of peasant societies. In addition Pettigrew recounts his awe at monuments and cathedrals, demonstrates his knowledge of regional politics, and shows his republican zeal in joining efforts to liberate Italy from the yoke of Austria. Candidly broaching historical, aesthetic, political, and religious topics, Pettigrew offers an insightful exploration of Spanish culture on many fronts. Moreover his writing exemplifies the well-developed social philosophy of the antebellum South, demonstrates that Southern intellectuals of the time were deeply interested in topics beyond their regional concerns. "Notes on Spain" hints at the literary promise of a representative casualty of the Civil War.


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    Title
    Notes on Spain and the Spaniards, in the Summer of 1859, with a Glance at Sardinia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Johnston Pettigrew, Introduction by Clyde N. Wilson, Series edited by Mark M. Smith, Series edited by Peggy G. Hargis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570039041
    ISBN 10: 1570039046
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of South Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    University of South Carolina Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    South Carolina
    Author Information
    James Johnston Pettigrew (1828-1863) was an accomplished intellectual, litigator, and legislator living in Charleston. As a Confederate brigadier general, Pettigrew served with distinction in the Virginia campaign and died from wounds received in the war. Clyde N. Wilson is a professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and editor of volumes 10 through 28 of The Papers of John C. Calhoun as well as The Essential Calhoun and other books.
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    A rare travelogue of an adventurous Charlestonian that highlights the rich intellectual life of the antebellum South