SpainPaperback Oxford Archaeological Guides
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- Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
- Format: Paperback | 344 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 20mm | 422g
- Publication date: 25 June 1998
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 0192853007
- ISBN 13: 9780192853004
- Illustrations note: halftones, maps, and plans throughout
- Sales rank: 1,094,436
Spain, with its palaces, fortresses, and villas, reveals an opulent mixture of Arab and Roman cultures, making it a fascinating location for the archaeological traveller. This guide provides: coverage of all the main sites in Spain, from pre-history to the twelfth century; over 100 high-quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs; and, sites arranged alphabetically, and including: Arab walls of Madrid; Roman hippodrome in Toledo; Palace complex of Seville; Islamic fortress in Malaga; and, Roman and medieval town of Segobriga. It features - star ratings indicating the best forums, temples, theatres, villas, castles, and churches to visit during your stay; a fascinating introduction surveying Spain's history from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages, placing the sites within their cultural context; and information about museums, a chronology for reference, and a glossary of essential terms.
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Roger Collins works in the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. He was written many books on the history of Spain, including Early Medieval Spain: Unity in Diversity, 400-1000, The Arab Conquest of Spain, 710-797, The Basques, and also the standard textbook Early Medieval Europe, 300- 1000.