Only in Seville

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

Author: Duncan J. D. Smith

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Page: 120

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Discover Seville's colorful history, astonishing architecture and dynamic street life with this explorer's guide to Spain's most alluring city. It features more than 55 fascinating and unusual historical sites, including grand palaces and closed convents, artistic havens and secluded patios, fervent traditions and epicurean delights. From Moorish minarets and medieval shipyards to Andalusia's tallest tower and the most modern suspension bridge, this guide is a must-have for visitors. The author visits the world's largest wooden structure, Spain's oldest tapas bar, a museum of tile making, and a former royal cigar factory. Escape the crowds and set off on your own urban expedition with the Only In Guides!

Seville, Cordoba, and Granada

A Cultural History

Author: Elizabeth Nash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: History

Page: 252

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Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. But there is an ascetic core to its sybaritic spirit. For all their fame as passionate performers, the poet Unamuno called Sevillanos "finos y frios"-refined and cool. Once Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures of East and West and hub of a sea-borne empire, Seville was defined by Spain's great seventeenth-century playwright Lope de Vega as "port and gateway to the Indies". The city retains both the swagger of its seafaring heyday, and the sensual flavor of Moorish al-Andalus. Seville produced Spain's lowest ruffians, grandest grandees and a seductive gypsy culture that colors our wider perception of Spain. Elizabeth Nash explores the palaces, the mosques, the patios, fountains and wrought-iron balconies of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, cities celebrated for centuries by Europe's finest painters, poets, satirists and travel writers for their voluptuous beauty and vibrant cultural mix.

Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville

Author: Kristy Wilson Bowers

Publisher: University Rochester Press

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Category: Medical

Page: 139

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This study of sixteenth-century Seville offers a new perspective on how early modern cities adapted to living with repeated epidemics of plague.

Only in Spain

A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love

Author: Nellie Bennett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 281

Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies? Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs to do is infuse a little passion into her routine—through flamenco dance lessons, for instance. What Nellie doesn't realize is that flamenco is not just a dance—it's a way of life that seems much more enticing than her depressing retail gig. So she packs her suede dance shoes and leaves everything she knows behind, flying halfway around the world to seek the authentic experience in Seville, where the dark-eyed gypsy boys and mouth-watering tapas are enough to make Nellie want to stay in Spain forever. And why shouldn't she? Only in Spain is a foot-stomping, full-on firecracker of a memoir—crackling with energy, food, dance, gypsies, and love—that will capture your heart with the first "Olé!" "A vivid, entertaining memoir...Bennett had me itching to pack my bag and join her."—Ann Vanderhoof, author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes and The Spice Necklace

Overheard in Seville 1988

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

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An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on American philosopher, poet, critic, and best-selling novelist George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana scholarship.

Overheard in Seville 1998

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

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An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on American philosophy, poet, critic, and best-selling novelist George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana Scholarship.

The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro

Author: Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Drama

Page: 224

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A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro - condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege - depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.

Magellan's Cross

Author: Richard J Field

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 588

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The hero of this historical novel is Martin Olden. The story is set against the researched facts of Magellan's voyage to Asia. In 1494 the division of the globe into two spheres of influence, between Portugal and Spain, left a vital question unanswered: which country's sphere encompassed Asia – particularly the fabulously wealthy Spice Islands? In 1519 Captain-General Ferdinand Magellan led a Spanish expedition, sailing westwards, to disprove Portugal's claim to the Spice Islands and establish that much of the rest of Asia were Spain's possessions. The voyage saw a series of dramatic events - by the time Magellan's fleet reached the Magellan Strait, mutinies had left all his Spanish Captains dead or marooned and there was appalling deprivation on the long voyage across the unexpectedly vast Pacific to the Philippines. It was there that Magellan, disregarding the Spanish king's orders, attacked Lapulapu a local ruler of Mactan Island. Prior to being captured on Mactan Island, Martin Olden helped Princess Lalu, Chief Lapulapu's half-sister, a skilful healer and powerful Shaman when she was assaulted by Santos – a misogynistic Spanish sailor. Captured by Lapulapu's warriors, Martin subsequently witnessed the fate of Magellan and fell in love with Lalu.

Overheard in Seville 2003

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

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An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana Scholarship.

Overheard in Seville 2009

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

View: 769

An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on American philosophy, poet, critic, and best-selling novelist George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana Scholarship.

Isidore of Seville

De Ecclesiasticis Officiis

Author: Isidorus (Hispalensis.)

Publisher: Paulist Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 133

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This is the first complete English translation of De Ecclesiasticis Officiis (DEO) of St. Isidore of Seville (d. 636), considered the last Latin Father of the Church. The work is an invaluable source of information about liturgical practice and church offices.

The Invention of News

How the World Came to Know About Itself

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Category: History

Page: 453

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“A fascinating account of the gathering and dissemination of news from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution” and the rise of the newspaper (Glenn Altschuler, The Huffington Post). Long before the invention of printing, let alone the daily newspaper, people wanted to stay informed. In the pre-industrial era, news was mostly shared through gossip, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, ballads, and the first news-sheets. In this groundbreaking history, renowned historian Andrew Pettegree tracks the evolution of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries, examining the impact of news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public. The Invention of News sheds light on who controlled the news and who reported it; the use of news as a tool of political protest and religious reform; issues of privacy and titillation; the persistent need for news to be current and for journalists to be trustworthy; and people’s changing sense of themselves and their communities as they experienced newly opened windows on the world. “This expansive view of news and how it reached people will be fascinating to readers interested in communication and cultural history.” —Library Journal (starred review)

Miracle in Seville

A Novel

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

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Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning master of the historical saga, returns to his beloved Spain with this magical novel of Seville at Easter time, a season of splendid pageantry, thrilling bullfights, deep piety—and the possibility of miracles. An American sports journalist has come to the city to report on efforts by the rancher Don Cayetano Mota to revive his once-proud line of bulls. Not only does Mota pray to the Virgin Mary, but he takes on herculean acts of devotion during the solemn celebrations of Holy Week. With treacherous enemies waiting in the ring, Mota’s struggle taps deeply into life’s mysteries, shaking the newspaperman’s skepticism and opening his eyes to the wonder of faith. Featuring illustrations by the American bullfighter John Fulton, Miracle in Seville is Michener at his most dazzling. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener’s Hawaii. Praise for Miracle in Seville “Eloquent . . . a vintage demonstration of Michener storytelling . . . What emerges most strongly is the real admiration and awe that lovers of bullfighting feel for the toro bravo.”—The New York Times Book Review “Compelling . . . told with an understanding of and appreciation for a culture where matadors are artists and miracles are possible.”—Chicago Tribune

Overheard in Seville 2005

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

View: 962

An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana Scholarship.

Overheard in Seville 1989

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 41

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An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on American philosopher, poet, critic, and best-selling novelist George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana scholarship.

Overheard in Seville 2002

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

View: 275

An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana Scholarship.

Overheard in Seville 1985

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 65

View: 346

An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on American philosopher, poet, critic, and best-selling novelist George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana scholarship.

Overheard in Seville 1991

Bulletin of the Santayana Society

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Publisher: Santayana Edition

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 42

View: 694

An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on American philosopher, poet, critic, and best-selling novelist George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana scholarship.

Over the Edge of the World

Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: History

Page: 512

View: 748

The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey. “Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner.”— New York Times Book Review Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself. Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage.

Vikings in the South

Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Author: Ann Christys

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 160

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In the ninth century, Vikings carried out raids on the Christian north and Muslim south of the Iberian peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal), going on to attack North Africa, southern Francia and Italy and perhaps sailing as far as Byzantium. A century later, Vikings killed a bishop of Santiago de Compostela and harried the coasts of al-Andalus. Most of the raids after this date were small in scale, but several heroes of the Old Norse sagas were said to have raided in the peninsula. These Vikings have been only a footnote to the history of the Viking Age. Many stories about their activities survive only in elaborate versions written centuries after the event, and in Arabic. This book reconsiders the Arabic material as part of a dossier that also includes Latin chronicles and charters as well as archaeological and place-name evidence. Arabic authors and their Latin contemporaries remembered Vikings in Iberia in surprisingly similar ways. How they did so sheds light on contemporary responses to Vikings throughout the medieval world.