A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home: Volume 2

A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home: Volume 2 : Describing the Country and Cities, the Natives and their Manners

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Targeted at both intrepid travellers and 'readers at home', this two-volume account of Spanish history, topography and culture by Richard Ford (1796-1858) combines the rigour of a gazetteer with the humour and pace of a private travel diary. First published in 1845, as part of John Murray's series of guidebooks, the work made an immediate impact upon the reading public, and it was celebrated in the press as the 'most comprehensive and accurate account of that country' hitherto produced. Starting in the Kingdom of Leon, and again using a series of hand-picked routes, Volume 2 leads readers to the pilgrim shrine of Santiago de Compostela and through Galicia and the Basque provinces, introducing them to castles, universities, art collections and the 'inhospitality of Madrid'. The result is an engaging account that will be of interest to modern tourists and historians alike.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 113909615X
  • 9781139096157

Table of contents

Section VIII. Leon: 21. Introductory remarks on the province and natives; 22. Routes; 23. Salamanca; 24. El Vierzo; 25. Valladolid; Section IX. The Kingdom of Gallicia: 26. Introductory sketches of the country, people, and productions; 27. Routes; 28. Santiago; Section X. The Asturias: 29. General view of the principality, early history, and natives; 30. Routes; 31. Oviedo and coal mines; Section XI. The Castiles, Old and New: 32. General account of the country and natives; 33. Madrid; 34. Railroads; 35. Routes; 36. Escorial; 37. Toledo; Section XII. The Basque Provinces: 38. The Fueros, character of country and natives, manners, and language; 39. Routes; Section XIII. Kingdom of Arragon: 40. Constitutional history, character of the country and people; 41. Zaragoza; 42. Routes; 43. Spanish Pyrenees; Section XIV. Kingdom of Navarre: 44. The country and natives, the Agoes and Guerilleros; 45. Routes; 46. Pamplona; Index; List of errata.show more