Book cover of España: A Brief History of Spain by Giles Tremlettby Giles Tremlett

“A book of rich detail.”–The Wall Street Journal

Bestselling author of Ghosts of Spain Giles Tremlett traverses the rich and varied history of Spain, from prehistoric times to today, in a brief, accessible primer with color illustrations throughout.

Spain’s position on Europe’s southwestern corner has exposed the country to cultural, political, and literal winds blowing from all quadrants throughout the country’s ancient history. Africa lies a mere nine miles to the south, separated by the Strait of Gibraltar-a mountain range struck, Spaniards believe, by Hercules, in an immaculate and divine display of strength. The Mediterranean connects Spain to the civilizational currents of Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, and Byzantines as well as the Arabic lands of the near east. Hordes from the Russian steppes were amongst the first to arrive.

Interview with the Author

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History Nerds United S2:E2 – Author Giles Tremlett
1/17/23          38 min

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Episode 81: Giles Tremlett on Spain’s Complicated Pas
10/11/22           33 min

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Spain’s tumultuous story
5/4/22            41 min

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