Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 December 2008

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780195376104

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A Cultural History

John Gill

Landscapes of the Imagination

A garden at the foot of Europe and a crossroads between Spain, Africa and the New World, Andalucá has been a cultural customs house on the border of the Mediterranean and Atlantic civilizations for more than ten thousand years. This book traces its origins from the earliest hominid settlers in the Granada mountains 1.8 million years ago, through successive Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Muslim cultures, and the past five hundred years of modern Castilian rule, up to and including the present day of post-modern novelists in Córdoba and Sevilla, guerrilla urban archaeologists in Torremolinos and Marbella, and underground lo-fi bands in Granada and Málaga.


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