[Ebook] ➧ White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture ➦ Allen Josephs – Sigilo.us

[Ebook] ➧ White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture ➦ Allen Josephs – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • 187 pages
  • White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture
  • Allen Josephs
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 9780813010137

White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian CultureFrom The Ancient Phoenicians Through Maimonides To Pablo Picasso S Retrospective Exhibit At The Museum Of Moden Art In 1980, This Fascinating Swift Trip Through The Past Spans Than Three Thousand Years Of Spain S Andalusian Civilization, The Oldest In The Western World Allen Josephs Focuses On The Cultural Distinctions That Have Set Andalucia Apart Throughout Recorded History Its Oriental Origins, Its Ancient Commerce And Industry, Its Religious Practices, And Its Varied Artistic Expression Of Those Practices Through Music, Dance, And The Drama Of Toreo In A Marvel Of Synthesis, Josephs Interweaves The Writings Of Poets, Historians, And Archaeologists From Strabo And Polybius To Adolph Schulten, Richard Ford, Jose Ortega Y Gasset, And Federico Garcia Lorca To Illuminate The Pervasive Influence Of This Ancient Culture On All Hispanic Peoples Allen Josephs Is University Research Professor And Professor Of Spanish In The Department Of English And Foreign Languages At The University Of West Florida, Pensacola He Has Published A Number Of Books, As Well As Articles In Scholarly Journals And In The Atlantic, Boston Review, New Republic, And New York Times Book Review.

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10 thoughts on “White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture

  1. says:

    an eloquent fantasiaLet s get down to brass tacks right away Painting a picture of Andalusian culture based on elements of literature, poetry, historical hearsay, and personal feeling is not the same as doing so through serious history and anthropology I will not dispute that Josephs has a perfect right to write in any way he likes That s a given But do I have to go along with him That s another story Yes, the author waxes eloquent on every page, never shrinking from a poetic phrase He picks and chooses from the pages of Andalusian history, sprinkles it with many a chthonian inference, with Oriental nature , atavistic , immutable and many other turns of phrase suitable for a discussion of aesthetics than of history or culture He finds the great historian Braudel merely intriguing When he writes such things as delightful in a splendidly na ve fashion or Gypsies, sifting through the ancient musical sediment of Andalucia as they arrived , I felt that I would have to add considerable grains of salt to what I read He attributes the ivory, apes, and peacocks for Solomon s temple to Andalusia, though I believe it was long ago settled that these came from India, with some Hebrew word...

  2. says:

    This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Spain and its past It is a well written, erudite coverage of the history of Andalusia and the unbroken links that it has with prehistory It certainly has made me aware of much about Spain that I never knew before Although it is not an easy read, I needed the dictionary...

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