By Julia L. Ortiz-Griffin
Spain and Portugal, which percentage the Iberian Peninsula, additionally percentage many reviews, together with exchanging long-standing dictatorships with democracies in the course of 1974-1975. This e-book examines their parallel struggles over the past region of the 20 th century to create a brand new political, social, and cultural order. the 1st significant research of ways each one kingdom has handled its precise difficulties, Spain and Portugal Today specializes in socio-political swap and new forces in literature and the humanities. putting the Iberian states of their ecu and worldwide surroundings, this ebook is a vital resource for all those that desire to comprehend the modern civilization of this very important and dynamic area.
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